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James Henry KELLY

Regimental number2692
Place of birthPerth Western Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarmer
Address155 Holland Street, East Fremantle, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, James Kelly, 155 Holland Street, East Fremantle, Western Australia
Enlistment date19 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
FateKilled in Action 3 September 1916
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialOvillers Military Cemetery ((Plot XVI, Row V, Grave No.1), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
153
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated (marble tablet) in St John's Anglican Church, Fremantle, Western Australia. Inscription reads: 'To the glory of God. The Choir Vestry was erected A.D. 1922 in grateful memory of the men from this parish who gave their lives for God and King and Country in the Great War 1914-1919. "Their name liveth for evermore."' Parents: James and Amy KELLY, 96 Moran Street, Boulder City, Western Australia. Native of Fremantle, Western Australia
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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