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Regimental number7273
Place of birthCo Galway, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressSydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation40
Height5' 4"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinFriend, Miss C Fallows, 66 Leyden Street, Liverpool, England
Previous military serviceServed for 10 years in the Royal Naval Reserve.
Enlistment date13 March 1917
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 24th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A46 Clan Macgillivray on 10 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 15 April 1918
Discharge date20 July 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 10 May 1917; disembarked Plymouth, England, 28 July 1917.

Marched into 1st Training Bn, Durrington, 28 July 1917.

Found guilty, 13 September 1917, of being absent without leave from 12.00 am, 10 September, to 12.00 pm, 12 September 1917: awarded 7 days? Confined to Camp; forfeited a total of 2 days? pay.

To hospital, 30 October 1917 (sick).

Proceeded overseas to France, 4 December 1917; marched into 1st Australian Division Base Depot, Havre, 5 December 1917; marched out to unit, 7 December 1917; taken on strength, 3rd Bn, France, 10 December 1917.

To hospital, 18 January 1918 (sick); admitted to 2nd Australian Field Ambulance, 18 January 1918; to 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 18 January 1918; to 2nd Australian General Hospital, Wimereux, 20 January 1918 (anguine penis); embarked for England, 24 January 1918 (angioma of penis); admitted to Fort Pitt Military Hospital, Chatham, 24 January 1918; discharged on furlough, 28 January 1918, to report to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 11 February 1918.

Found guilty, 12 February 1918, of being absent without leave from 10.30 am, 11 February, to 1.45 pm, 12 February 1918: admonished; forfeited a total of 2 days? pay.

Marched into No 2 Command Depot, 13 February 1918.

Commenced return to Australia, from England, on board HT ?Marathon?, 15 April 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 12 June 1918; discharged, 20 July 1918 (medically unfit, angioma of penis).

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, KELLY John

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