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Frederick Charles KELLY

Regimental number1706
Place of birthWoodside (from Kellys Camp), Childers, Queensland
SchoolNorth Isis State School and Maryborough Grammar School, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSugar-planter
AddressGairloch, Hapsburg, Childers, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 11"
Weight170 lbs
Next of kinFather, William Kelly, Gairlock, Childers, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in Grammar School Cadets.
Enlistment date13 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 3 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll31st Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 July 1916
Place of death or woundingHarbonnieres, France
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialRue-Petillon Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row L, Grave no. 75), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
118
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Sarah KELLY, Gairloch, Kowbi, Queensland
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Queensland, 3 January 1916; disembarked Suez, 31 January 1916.

Proceeded to join 31st Bn from 8th Training Bn, Zeitoun, 1 April 1916; taken on strength 31st Bn, Duntroon Plateau, 1 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 23 June 1916.

Reported missing, 20 July 1916.

Previous report of missing, now, 28 July 1916, to be reported as 'Killed in Action, 20 July 1916'.

Buried Eaton Hall Military Cemetery, Rue Petillon, by Reverend S. A. Beveridge, 20 July 1916.

Statement, Red Cross File No 1490104, 1687 Pte G.W. CUMMINGS, A Company, 31st Bn (patient, No 51 General Hospital, Etaples), 4 April 1917: 'He was killed at Fleurbaix on July 19th. in the front line trench, just before the charge. I helped to bury his body in the cemetery at Fleurbaix, the next day.'

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, KELLY Frederick Charles
Red Cross file 1490104

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