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George KELLY

Regimental number7733
Place of birthBelfast, Co Antrim, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressSydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 10"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs B Kelly 145 Mulholland Terrace, Falls Road, Belfast, Co Antrim, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date2 January 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll2 November 1917
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 26th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 19 December 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 6 September 1919
Discharge date7 December 1919
Other details

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
SourcesNAA: B2455, KELLY George

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