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906 Pte. John Connolly redication
Alan
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The rededication of 906 Pte. John Connolly's new headstone is scheduled for 10am Wednesday 23rd. January 2019, Section A,
Danygraig Cemetery, Danygraig Roed, Swansea.

John Connolly born at Trevethin, Pontypool, Monmouthshire. Attested at Brecon 22/11/1876 age 18 years.
South Africa Medal With Clasp 1877-8-9.


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Colin Fielding


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Well done to those involved in organising the event, hope it goes well for you.
Unfortunately, being midweek I can't get there but will make a point of visiting when I am next in the area.

Regards, Colin Fielding.
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Alan
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The chap's name is Peter Hall. He's spent a lot of time on the project
and it's a credit to him and everyone involved.

It does look a bit lonely.

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Colin Fielding


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Is this the same Pte Connolly that was in the hospital building with a twice re-arranged leg?

Regs, Col.
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Alan
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There was 199 John Connolly who was killed at Isandhlwans as was his brother 722 Pte. Cornelius.

906 Connolly was the only one at RD. The Noble 24th. only mentioned a partial dislocation to a knee at the Lower Tugela on 25/02/79.

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Colin Fielding


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Thanks, that'll be him then!

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You may be interested in this YouTube video of the rededication.

https://youtu.be/ov-BQHGvIXM


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