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Edmund Stephen KELLY

Regimental number3999
Place of birthDublin, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressRandwick, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 5"
Weight119 lbs
Next of kinBrother, M J Kelly, Coogee Bay Hotel, Randwick, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date14 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll13 September 1915
Place of enlistmentWarwick Farm, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 11 December 1918
Discharge date14 April 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 23 December 1915; taken on strength 13th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 4 March 1916; transferred to 4th Divisional Artillery, Tel-el-Kebir, 12 March 1916; taken on strength 10th Field Artillery Brigade, 16 March 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 7 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 18 June 1916; joined unit in the field, 30 June 1916.

Proceeded on leave to England, 7 July ? 6 August 1917.

Promoted Bombardier, 10 September 1917; reverted to ranks at own request, 30 September 1917.

Admitted to 6th Field Ambulance, 9 January 1918 (myopia); rejoined unit 14 January 1918.

Promoted Lance Corporal, 21 January 1918.

Promoted Corporal, 21 April 1918.

Ordered to attend medical board at Australian General Base Details, Havre, 2 May 1918; medically downgraded and invalided to England (defective vision), 7 June 1918; transferred to 2nd Command Depot, Weymouth, 7 June 1918; to 4th Command Depot, Hurdcott, 2 July 1918; to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 2 September 1918; to Reserve Brigade of Australian Artillery, Heytesbury, 20 November 1918; to 1st Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 30 November 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT ?Saxon?, 11 December 1918; disembarked Sydney, 1 February 1919; discharged Sydney (medically unfit), 14 April 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death23 August 1956
Place of burialBotany Cemetery
SourcesNAA: B2455, KELLY Edmund Stephen

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