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Connelly, Clive Emerson (1885–1915)

Clive Emerson Connelly, n.d. Dargy

Clive Emerson Connelly, n.d. Dargy

Argus (Melbourne), 6 May 1915, p 8

Major Clive E. Connelly, who has been wounded in action, was born in Bendigo onMay 29, 1885. The son of the late Mr. T. Jefferson Connelly, a former well-known solicitor, of Bendigo, Major Connelly is also a solicitor, and until recently was in partnership with Mr. Luke Murphy. A few months before war was declared, he went to Melbourne and commenced practice on his own account. While in Melbourne he joined the 8th Australian Infantry Regiment as a second lieutenant on November 30, 1908, and about three years later was promoted to the rank of lieutenant.

When the 8th A.I.R. was superseded by the 67th Infantry Regiment, he became a captain. Upon the outbreak of war he enlisted in Melbourne, and was promoted to the rank of major whilst on the voyage to Egypt. He left Victoria with the Second Expeditionary Force as Captain of D Comany, 14th Battalion, under Major J. Adams. When residing in Bendigo he was a member of the Bendigo branch of the Australian Natives' Association (of which he had previously been president), and also a leading member of the Sandhurst Rowing Club.

Major Connelly married Miss V. Jackson, a daughter of Mr. Henry Jackson, and niece of Captain H. Jackson, who is surgeon of the 8th Battalion. Major Connelly's brother Eric is also serving with the Australians abroad.

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'Connelly, Clive Emerson (1885–1915)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/connelly-clive-emerson-19952/text31133, accessed 8 May 2021.

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