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Louis Victor Connolly
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Name: Louis Victor Connolly Rank: Private 1st Class Service Number: 31199790 Service: 121st infantry Regiment, 8th Infantry Division, Unites States Army Awards: Purple Hearth with Oak Leaf Cluster Date of Birth: July 27, 1906 Place of Birth: Bear River, Nova Scotia Date of Enlistment: October 31, 1942 Age at Enlistment: 36 Place of Enlistment: Rutland, Vermont, USA Address at Enlistment: Bennington Co., Vermont, USA Height: 5 feet, 6 inches Eyes: Brown Hair: Brown Trade: Woodworking Marital Status: Divorced Religion: Protestant Next of Kin: William E Connolly, brother, Williamstown, Massachusetts, USA Date of Death: February 28, 1945 Age: 38 Cemetery: Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery, Belgium Grave: Plot F Row 1 Grave 43 Louis Victor Connolly was the son of David Connolly and Agnes (Comeau) Connolly. He was the brother of William E. (b. 1908) and Edna M. Roberts (b. 1910). He moved to the United States, arriving September 24, 1914 in Boston, Massachusetts via Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. Before his departure he was living in Hastings, Annapolis Co., NS. He completed a declaration to become a US citizen August 31, 1928. In 1928 he and was employed in bridge construction. On July 15, 1929, he married Ruth Mabel Hancock (1913-1995) in Jamaica, Windham, Vermont. He was the father of Rosalie Mabel Connolly. Private 1st Class Connoll was killed in action at Blatzheim, Germanyon February 28, 1945. He is buried in the Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery in Belgium. There is a memorial marker in the Bondville Cemetery in Bondville, Bennington County, Vermont.