Regimental number1645
Place of birthCookstown, Co Tyrone, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressBowen, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation36
Height5' 5.5"
Weight149 lbs
Next of kinBrother-in-Law, J Crilly, Chapel Street, Cookstown, Co. Tyrone, Ireland
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in the Royal Australian Naval Reserve; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date10 January 1915
Place of enlistmentBowen, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A49 Seang Choon on 13 February 1915
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll
Discharge date21 January 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Found guilty, Egypt, of being absent without leave, 10 March to 8 April 1915: awarded 14 days' detention, and forfeited total of 44 days' pay.

Joined 9th Bn at Gallipoli, 6 May 1915.

Admitted to 2nd Field Ambulance, 22 August 1915 (asthma); transferred to No 1 Australian Casualty Clearing Station, and thence to No 1 Australian Stationary Hospital, Lemnos, 23 August 1915; to 24th Casualty Clearing Station, Mudros, 9 September 1915; discharged, 25 September 1915.

Found guilty, 29 October 1915, of (1) being drunk and (2) creating a disturbance in camp about 9.45 pm: admonished and awarded 7 days' confined to barracks.

Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Cairo, 1 March 1916; discharged, 16 January 1916, and rejoined unit, Tel el Kebir; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 15 days.

Taken on strength, 49th Bn, 2 April 1916.

Admitted to 54th Casualty Clearing Station, Ismailia, 24 April 1916; transferred to No 3 Australian General Hospital, 25 April 1916 (bronchitis); evacuated from hospital, 29 April 1916, and declared unfit for further active service.

Rejoined unit, 27 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 7 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 14 June 1916.

Admitted to 26th General Hospital, Etaples, 5 July 1916 (cardiac dilation); transferred to England, 2 July 1916, and admitted to Bevan Military Hospital, Sandgate, 3 July 1916; transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 12 July 1916 (severe).

Proceeded overseas to France, 5 September 1916; rejoined 9th Bn, in the field, 17 September 1916.

Admitted to 14th General Hospital, Wimereux, 12 October 1916 (varicose veins); discharged to Base Details, 14 October 1916.

Attached for duty to 1st ANZAC Headquarters, 3 November 1916.

Found guilty, 17 February 1917, of when on Active service, being absent without leave from 7 pm, 11 February, to midday, 12 February 1917: awarded forfeiture of 3 days' pay.

Admitted to 1st Australian Division Rest Station, 28 February 1917 (bronchitis); transferred to 3rd Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 1 March 1917; to Ambulance Train No 9, 3 March 1917, and admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, Rouen, 4 March 1917. Transferred to England, 6 March 1917 (bronchitis and debility), and admitted to Hampstead Military Hospital (New End Section), 7 March 1917. Transferred to !st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 29 March 1917; discharged on furlough, 24 April 1917, to report to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 9 May 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Lyttleton', 19 October 1917, for discharge (chronic bronchitis); disembarked Melbourne, for overland travel to Brisbane; discharged, Brisbane, 21 January 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death21 November 1943
Age at death70
Place of burialLutwyche Cemetery
SourcesNAA: B2455, KELLY John