John J. Connolly
|Alternative Address:||The Glebe, Cloone, Co. Letrim|
|Regiment/Unit:||Irish or Scots Guards, 1st Battalion|
|Date of Death:||06-02-1915|
|Cause:||Killed in action|
|Memorial:||Cuinchy Communal Cemetery, France.|
John was born in Derryharrow, Co. Longford, c.1891. He enlisted into the army in Glasgow, Scotland.
From Winter Operations Pte. Connolly was engaging in the Affairs of Cuinchy, where attack and counter-attack had been taking place between the British and Germans since 29 January until early February. On 6 February, the 4th (Guards) Brigade crossed no man's land in the dark and then attacked to push forward the line on the flanks. The attack captured the brick stacks and improved the line at the junction with the French.
It was durning this operation that Pte. Connolly lost his life.
|Parents Names:||Son of the late Catherine Connolly of The Glebe, Cloone, Co. Letrim|