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Donnellan Square

St Nicholas Av, W 150 St To St Nicholas Av

Manhattan

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This text is part of Parks’ Historical Signs Project and can be found posted within the park.

This square honors Private First Class Timothy Donnellan (d. 1918), a local resident who died in World War I. Donnellan arrived in the United States from Ireland in 1916 and enlisted in the 69th New York Regiment from which the Army formed the 165th U.S. Infantry of the famous Rainbow Division.

On June 1, 1918, Donnellan's sister, Mrs. Thomas Loonan, received a letter stating that her brother had been killed defending his post on May 30. On the same day, she received a letter from Donnellan, written a few days before his death. He reported that he was in good health and eager to face the enemy. He also reported that his chaplain, Father Duffy, a New York hero and namesake of Duffy Square, opposite of Times Square, was well. In the same batch of mail were letters from Donnellan's friends, attesting that he had fought like a hero and died at his post.

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Donnellan Square Weather

  • Mon
    Snow
    29°F
  • Tue
    Heavy Snow
    26°F
  • Wed
    Mostly Sunny
    28°F
  • Thu
    Chance Light Snow
    29°F

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