Connelly, William Julius.

Biography

k-Connelly, William Julius b. October 3, 1914, Escanaba, Michigan; father John James Connelly (1880-1945), mother Catherine Jane (Russell) Connelly (1880-1974); Single; Longshoreman; CP 1935; Received Passport# 471230 on August 18, 1937 which listed his address as 308 South 14th Street, Escanaba, Michigan; Sailed September 4, 1937 aboard the Champlain; Arrived in Spain via Massanet on September 16, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln-Washington BN; Rank Soldado; Killed in action April 1, 1938, Gandesa, during the Retreats; Brother John “Russell” Connelly tried to get to Spain in December 1937.
Siblings: brothers John “Russell” Connelly (1910-1969), Donald Joseph Connelly (1912-1961), Lawrence Peter or “Petey” Connelly (1917-1935), Robert Paul Connelly (1918-2003), and sister Alice Connelly (1908-1909).
Source: Scope of Soviet Activity; BN 58 Retreats; Cadre; Figueres List; USSDA 2:0463, 53:0429. Code A
Photograph: William Julius Connelly, Passport Photograph, 1937.