|Place of birth||Ballina New South Wales|
|Address||Bangalow, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||22|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Mary Kelly, Newrybar, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||9th Battalion, G Company|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board Transport A5 Omrah on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||9th Battalion|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
Military Medal (awarded)
'Conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty at Pozieres.'
|Fate||Returned to Australia
'At POZIERES, FRANCE, 18/22nd. August 1916 as stretcher bearer Pte. KELLY showed conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty. In spite of the fact that his Company was always under heavy shell fire Pte KELLY was always on the spot to render first aid to the wounded and nursed them until it was possible to evacuate them. E impossible but this stretcher bearer managed to get his patients into the safest places until dawn when he repeatedly and unhesitatingly took his party over the parados under the eyes of the enemy, under rifle and shell fire to the Aid Post. His patients were always well dressed and well cared for. Pte KELLY has been a stretcher bearer in the Battalion since its initiation. His work has always been of the highest order especially during the attack on POZIERES, FRANCE, 23rd. July 1916.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62