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 722 Pte. C. Connolly, 1/24th Foot.

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PostSubject: 722 Pte. C. Connolly, 1/24th Foot.   Sun 18 Mar 2012 - 13:41

"Private Cornelius Connolly was killed in action at Isandhlwana on 22 January 1879, as also was his brother 199 John Connolly. Born in 1854, he enlisted at Brecon on 22 January, 1876, and left England almost immediately with the lst/24th Foot for service in Africa where he arrived on 15 May 1876."
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PostSubject: Pvt. C. Connolly 25B / 722 1/ 24th    Sun 18 Mar 2012 - 22:58

I see he enlisted 22nd Jan , little did he know he would die on that day , with his brother a mere 3 yrs later . Suspect
Effects claimed by his father , Medal with Clasp 1879 His Brother John 25B/ 199 Enlisted Newport Monmouthshire 21 / 5 /74
age 18 yrs 9 mths , Effects also claimed by the father , Medal with Clasp 77-78-79.
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