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Michael KELLY

Regimental number2108
Place of birthNavan, Co Meath, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationShip's fireman
AddressPort Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 7.5"
Weight152 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Bridget Kelly, Spicer Mill Bridge, Navan , Co Meath, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date27 May 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name43rd Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 28 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll42nd Battalion
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Discharge date1 April 1920
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Adelaide on HMAT 'Anchises', 28 August 1916; disembarked Plymouth, 11 October 1916, and marched into 11th Training Btn, Durrington.

Found guilty, 30 October 1916, of (1) neglect of duty and (2) disobedience of orders: awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No 2; forfeited total of 14 days' pay. Transferred to 42nd Bn and taken on strength, 11 November 1916.

Found guilty, 12 December 1916, of being absent without leave, 12.00 am, 20 November, to 5.00 pm, 23 November 1916: admonished by superior officer; forfeited total of 3 days' pay.

Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hopital, Bulford, 21 December 1916; transferred to Fargo Military Hospital, 22 December 1916 (venereal disease); discharged to unit, 30 December 1916. Admitted to Parkhouse Military Hopsital, Salisbury, 8 January 1917 (venereal disease); discharged to duty, 8 February 1917: total period of treatment for venereal disease, 50 days.

Discharged in consequence of being illegally absent from duty, 1 March 1917, to 1 April 1920 (desertion), 21 July 1920.

Medals: not eligible
SourcesNAA: B2455, KELLY Michael

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