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Joseph Stanislaus KELEHER

Date of birth28 October 1895
ReligionChurch of England
Address19 Alma Road, Camberwell, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 7"
Weight170 lbs
Next of kinFather, John Kelcher, 19 Alma Road, Camberwell, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in 14th Company, Australian Army Service Corps, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date21 August 1914
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit nameDivisional Train, No 3 Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/14/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Division Train
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: Div Train
Promotion date: 21 August 1914

Lieutenant


Unit: 3rd Div Train
Promotion date: 1 February 1915

Captain


Unit: 1st Div Train
Promotion date: 1 April 1916

FateReturned to Australia 28 September 1919
Discharge date27 January 1920
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Osterley', 28 September 1919; appointment terminated (discharged), 27 January 1920.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II: enlisted 12 August 1942; discharged, 6 January 1946, as VX80970 Lt Colonel, HQ LAE Base.
Miscellaneous detailsSurname incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as KELCHER.
SourcesNAA: B2455, KELEHER Joseph Stanislaus

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