Thomas RIELLY

Thomas Rielly Photo:
Rangeville State School
Birthplace
Dunmore Station
Resided
Moonie
Occupation
Grazier
Enlisted
01-May-1916
Place
Toowoomba
Age
33
Status
Single
Service No
6557
Rank
Private
Unit
15th Battalion, 21st Reinforcements
Embarked
21-October-1916
Place
Brisbane
Active Service
Western Front
Highest rank
N/A
Honours and Awards
No
Fate
How Died
Killed in action
Date
10-July-1917
Place
Ypres, Belgium
Cemetery or Memorial
Ypres Menin Gate Memorial, Belgium
Notes

Also named on Toowoomba Mothers’ Memorial and Rangeville State School Honour Board.

Brother of 6556 Private James Rielly and 6555 Private William Henry Rielly.

 

Thomas Rielly arrived in England in January 1917. He spent two months in hospital with mumps before landing in France in April where his Battalion suffered heavy losses at Bullecourt. He was killed in action in Belgium near Ypres on 10 July. His body was never recovered.