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James Benjamin KELLY

Regimental number6854
Place of birthCo Limerick, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationShip's rigger
AddressSydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation44
Height6' 0"
Weight152 lbs
Next of kinFriend, John Arthur, 87 Druitt Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date13 April 1917
Place of enlistmentEast Sydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 21 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 26 August 1917
Discharge date12 November 1917
Other details

Embarked Melbourne, 21 June 1917; disembarked to hospital, Capetown, 21 July 1917 (chronic bronchitis).

Commenced return to Australia, from Capetown, on board HT ?Ceramic?, 26 August 1917; disembarked, Melbourne, 15 September 1917; discharged, Sydney, 12 November 1917 (medically unfit).

Medal: British War Medal
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