Thomas Connelly

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 3/1980
  • Rank: Lance Corporal
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
  • Place of Death: Belgium
  • Age at Death: 20
  • Date of Death: 11.11.1914
  • Burial Country: Belgium
  • Cemetery: Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 37

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 46 Smalls Wynd, Dundee
  • Occupation: Mill Worker
  • Mother:

    Jane Connolly, 46 Smalls Wynd, Dundee

  • Father:

    Thomas Connolly, 46 Smalls Wynd, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    Joseph

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about Thomas Connelly

Thomas has no known grave but is remembered on the Menin Gate Memorial.

Thomas Connelly   3/1980   Black Watch

“HE DIED DOING HIS DUTY.”

DUNDEE BLACK WATCH RESERVIST DIES ON FIELD OF BATTLE.

Official intimation was yesterday received by his parents, who reside at 46 Small’s Wynd, Dundee, of the death of Pte. Thos. Connelly, of the Black Watch.  The notification states that he was killed in action on 11th November.

A letter was also sent by deceased’s brother Joseph, who is a member of the Royal Engineers, enclosing a letter he had received from Lieut. William Edwards, of the Black Watch, in which the Lieutenant gave information of the death of Thomas, and added___”I am sure he died doing his duty.”

Private Connelly was a reservist, and was employed in Dundee as a millworker.

Dundee Courier 8th December 1914

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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