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Daniel KELLY

Regimental number6826
Place of birthNewry, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressSydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Height5' 2"
Weight122 lbs
Next of kinBrother, William Kelly, 135 Cherry Street, New York, USA
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date9 May 1917
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 16 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 1 February 1918
Discharge date3 May 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 16 June 1917; disembarked Plymouth, England, 28 August 1917; marched into 5th Training Bn, Rollestone, 25 August 1917; transferred to 2nd Command Depot, Weymouth, 5 December 1917.

Found guilty of overstaying leave from 27-28 December 1917: awarded 7 days' confinement to barracks and forfeiture of 1 day's pay, Weymouth, 31 December 1917

Found guilty of neglecting to obey orders in that he was found in Weymouth without a pass on 12 January 1918 at 2345hrs in a drunken state: awarded 3 days' Field Punishment No. 2.

Medically classed as unfit for further service (corns on both feet) and commenced return to Australian (invalid) on board HT ?Balmoral?, 1 February; discharged Sydney (medically unfit), 3 May 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, KELLY Daniel

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