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George Arthur KELLY

Regimental number28390
Place of birthDublin, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
Address25 Parry Street, Cottesloe Beach, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation43
Height5' 10.5"
Weight135 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs E Kelly, C/o Miss Terry, Cottesloe Beach, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed in Victoria nImperial Bushmen, Victorian Commotion Contingent; Dragoon Guards, South Africa.
Enlistment date22 February 1916
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 14, Reinforcement 7
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/41/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 25 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 21 December 1917
Discharge date12 April 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne on 'Ulysses', 25 October 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 28 December 1916; marched into RBAA, Larkhill, 29 December 1916. Embarked Southampton and proceeded to France, 15 August 1917; marched into Australian General Base Depot, Rouelles, 16 August 1917; moved out, 20 August 1917; marched into 4th Divisional Ammunition Column and taken on strength, 22 August 1917. Transferred to 11th Field Artillery Brigade and taken on strength, 20 September 1917; posted to 41st Battery, 20 September.

Admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, 5 October 1917, and transferred to 16th Casualty Clearing Station (gun shot wound, fingers); to 17th General Hospital, Etaples, 6 October 1917. Proceeded to England on HS 'Princess', 10 October 1917; admitted to Military Hospital, Devonport, 11 October 1917; transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 2 November 1917; discharged, 7 November 1917, and marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth.

Commenced return to Australia on 'Persic', 21 December 1917; disembarked 5th Military District, 4 December 1918. Discharged Perth, 12 April 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, KELLY George Arthur

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