|Place of birth||Belfast, Co Antrim, Ireland|
|Address||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||19|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs B Kelly 145 Mulholland Terrace, Falls Road, Belfast, Co Antrim, Ireland|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||2nd Battalion, 26th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/19/4|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||2nd Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Embarked Sydney, 19 December 1917; disembarked Suez, 16 January 1918; re-embarked Port Said, 24 January 1918; disembarked Southampton, 13 February 1918; marched into 1st Training Bn, Sutton Veny, 13 February 1918.
Admitted Military Hospital, Sutton Veny, 14 March 1918 (bronchitis); discharged to duty, 4 April 1918.
Found guilty of being absent from place of duty on 9 April 1918, in that he was found without equipment at No. 3 canteen, Sutton Veny, when he should have been on duty at the hospital Guard, Sutton Veny. Also guilty of making a false statement to military police by stating his name was ?Smith?: awarded 20 days' Field Punishment No. 2.
Found guilty by District Court Martial of being absent without leave from 10 May 1918 until being apprehended in Belfast on 18 September 1918; awarded 1 year's detention and forfeiture of a total of 515 days' pay; transferred to Lewes Detention Barracks, 5 November 1918; sentence remitted from 20 March 1919
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Euripides?, 3 September 1919; disembarked Sydney, 24 October 1919; discharged Sydney, 7 December 1919.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, KELLY George|