|Place of birth||Rutherglen Victoria|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Dumbleyung, East Wagin, Western Australia|
|Age at embarkation||22|
|Next of kin||Father, Patrick Kelly, Wagin East, Western Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||12th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/29/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||2nd Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||Anzac Provost Corps|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
'Conspicuous devotion to duty 1-7 October 1917 while on traffic control duty, also in attention to wounded.'
|Fate||Returned to Australia
'For conspicuous devotion to duty during the operations East of YPRES from 1st to 7th October, 1917. On Traffic Control duty on the Circuit and MENIN Road under very heavy shell fire by their fine work and steadying influence they [KELLY and 3792 Lance Corporal James DRUMMOND, 1st Divisional Traffic Control] assisted greatly in maintaining the steady stream of traffic which was necessary in order to maintain the supply of ammunition, rations and water to the front line. They were also of great assistance to the stretcher bearers in maintaining the steady evacuation of wounded. When their tour of duty was over they volunteered to remain on duty in order to be of any assistance.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31