Albert Hilton Connolly

From Canterbury Commons
Jump to: navigation, search

Connolly, Private Albert Hilton no.2543

38th Battalion 5th Reinforcements

Beamish Road, Campsie.


Born 1890, son of John & Elizabeth A. Connolly.

Married Mary Katherine Leonard 1914 (sister of W.P.Leonard).

Enlisted 31/7/1916, aged 26.



Next of kin, wife, Mrs Mary Katherine Connolly, 341 Bulwara Road, Ultimo.

Embarked from Sydney 6/11/1916 per HMAT A24 Benalla.

Returned to Australia 27/5/1919.

Portrait, Sydney Mail 24/7/1918 In France.

Died 7/8/1956 aged 64.

Rookwood Cemetery Garden of Remembrance Wall 7 Panel M.

Roll of Honour, Canterbury District

Australian War Memorial record available at: [accessed 14/10/2016]

Special acknowledgement

The primary source of the information on this page is copied from the prize winning publication Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. This book is the culmination of 12 years (1988-2000) research by a team of volunteers from the Canterbury and District Historical Society led by Dr Lesley Muir. Without this team's effort and dedication and the Society's willingness and support, this information would not be available today.


An uneditable version of the book Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe is in the eBook section of this wiki. In the main section, there is an alphabetical list of the 1,911 individuals recorded in the book - the list is titled Canterbury's Boys List. Each name in the list is linked to an editable biographical file created by copying the biography copied from the book. These editable biographies have been created to provide the space for descendants, historians, researchers, etc to add information, photographs, newspaper articles, memories, etc. they have discovered so it is available for this and future generations.


Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. Edited by Lesley Muir. Campsie, N.S.W. : Canterbury and District Historical Society, 2002