Thomas was born on 18/06/1913 at 8h 20m AM in Coatbridge, Lanark, Scotland.
His parents were Samuel Donnelly (1833 - 1917) and Mary (née Roche) Donnelly (1887 - 1958), of 70 Johnstone's Land Buchanan Street, Coatbridge, Lanark, Scotland,
And stepson of Francis Hughes, of Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, Scotland.
Samuel and Mary married on 18/03/1904 at St Margaret's Parish in Kinning Park in the District of Kinning Park in the County of Lanark, Scotland.
Father Samuel was a weaver and mother Mary was a power loom weaver by trade.
Father Samuel Donnelly was killed in action on 27/02/1917 in France and is remembered in grave III. D. 28. at Faubourg D'Amiens Cemetery, Arras, France.
He served in (Serv.No 40730) the King's Own Scottish Borderers 7th/8th Battalion, formerly (Serv. No 25213) in the Highland Light Infantry at France and Flanders.
Thomas's mother Mary married Francis Hughes in 1920 in Coatbridge, Lanark, Scotland.
Thomas had a brother, named Edward Donnelly (27/05/1908 - ….).
Husband of Jeanie (née Skelly) Donnelly (1910 – 1964), of Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, Scotland.
They married on 28/02/1933 at St Augustine's Coatbridge in the District of Coatbridge in the County of Lanark, Scotland.
Thomas was a iron heater by trade.
They had probably children.
Both Thomas (Panel 3902) and his father Samuel "Sam" (Panel 1406) are remembered at Coatbridge Memorial (WM 64267).
Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment)
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