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Francis Thomas KELLY

Regimental number2861
Place of birthRoscommon, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationRailway porter
AddressHurstville, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 9"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinSister, M Johns, Waterberry, Belleview Parade, Hurstville, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date16 July 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 30 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 July 1916
Discharge date19 August 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt

Admitted to 1st Australian Stationary Hospital, Ismailia, 17 January 1916 (tuberculosis); transferred to 2nd Australian General Hospital, Ghezireh, 25 January 1916; transferred to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 15 February 1916 (bronchitis); transferred to Convalescence Depot, Helouan, 24 February 1916; transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Helouan, 29 March 1916; admitted to Ras el Tin Central Hospital, Alexandria, 13 April 1916; discharged to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Helouan, 27 April 1916; admitted to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Ismailia, 4 June 1916 (pulmonary tuberculosis).

Commenced return to Australia (invalid) from Suez on board HT ?Karoola?, 5 July 1916; disembarked Sydney; discharged Sydney (medically unfit), 19 August 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, KELLY Francis Thomas

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