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Full Name: Hughbert Patrick Donnelly
Rank Last Held: Sergeant
Forename(s): Hughbert Patrick
Surname: Donnelly
Also Known As: Donelly
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 7662
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Clerk
Next of Kin: Mr Joseph Donnelly (father), 71 Perry Street, Masterton, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: C/o Navy Office, Wellington, New Zealand
Military District: Wellington
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 1st Echelon
Embarkation Unit: Headquarters, 20 Battalion
Embarkation Date: 5 January 1940
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Destination: Egypt
Nominal Roll Number: WW2 1
Page on Nominal Roll: WW2 51
Campaigns: Crete
Last Unit Served: 20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Crete
Date of Death: 23 May 1941
Age at Death: 23
Year of Death: 1941
Cemetery Name: Suda Bay War Cemetery, Crete, Greece
Grave Reference: 12. A. 1.
Biographical Notes: Hughbert Donelly was the son of Joseph and Mary Donnelly, of Masterton
Description of Image: Portrait from The Weekly News; 20 August 1941
Sources Used:
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940)
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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