Thomas Connelly


Service: Army

Unit: 1st/5th Gordon Highlanders

Rank: Private

Service Number: S/242297

Thomas, brother of John, was born in Newton Mearns in 1883, son of Mr Michael and Mrs Bridget Connelly. The family originally lived in Church Lane but by 1901 was living  in Wellmeadow Row.  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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Image reproduced by permission of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission