World War 1 (1914 - 1918)


Image reproduced by permission of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Thomas Connoly (Connelly)

Service: Army
Unit: 1/5th Battalion Gordon Highlanders
Rank: Private
Service Number: S/242297

Thomas, brother of John, was born in Newton Mearns in 1883, the son of Michael and Bridget Connelly. The family originally lived in Church Lane but by 1901 was living in Wellmeadow Row at Tofts.  Before enlisting, Thomas was employed as a labourer in the bleachworks.

Thomas was killed at Ypres on 31 July 1917, aged 34 and is commemorated on Ypres Menin Gate Memorial Addenda Panel 59, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

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