|Place of birth||Dungannon, Ireland|
|Address||Hyde Park, Townsville, Queensland|
|Age at embarkation||22|
|Next of kin||Father, Michael David Kelly, Hyde Park, Townsville, Queensland|
|Previous military service||Served for 3 years in the Naval Reserve and Member of the Australian Naval and Military Force 14 October 1914 ? 18 September 1915.|
|Place of enlistment||Cairns, Queensland|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||Machine Gun Company 6, Reinforcement 7|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||24/11/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||1st Machine Gun Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Western Front
Embarked Brisbane, 25 October 1916.
Found guilty at sea of breaking ship and wilfully absenting himself from 5-6 December 1916: awarded 28 days? detention and forfeiture of a total of 19 days? pay (11 days? remitted).
Disembarked Plymouth, England, 28 December 1916.
Admitted to Military Hospital, Devonport, 28 December 1916 (illness unknown); discharged to 1st Command Depot, Perham Downs, 30 January 1917.
Admitted to Brigade Hospital, Perham Downs, 13 February 1917 (malaria); transferred to Military Hospital, Tidsworth, 15 February 1917; discharged to duty, 6 March 1917.
Found guilty of being absent without leave from 1600hrs to 1900hrs, 2 March 1917; awarded 5 days? Field Punishment No. 2 with forfeiture of a total of 9 days? pay, 7 March 1917.
Found guilty of obtaining an advance of pay under false representation, Westham, 11 April 1917, awarded 28 days? detention.
Marched into Machine Gun Training Depot, Grantham, 30 July 1917.
Found guilty of being absent without leave from 27-30 July 1917; awarded 4 days? Field Punishment No. 2 and forfeiture of a total of 8 days' pay, 31 July 1917.
Found guilty of being absent without leave from a defaulter?s parade, unknown: awarded unknown.
Admitted 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 17 September 1917; discharged to duty, 21 September 1917 (total period of treatment for venereal disease: 5 days).
Found guilty of being absent without leave from 0700hrs to 1400hrs 7 October 1917; awarded 2 days Field Punishment No. 2 and forfeiture of a total of 3 days' pay.
Found guilty of being absent without leave from 13-14 December 1917: awarded 3 days' confinement to barracks and forfeiture of 2 days' pay.
Found guilty by District Court Martial of being absent without leave from 20 December 1917 ? 25 January 1918; awarded 140 days detention (unexpired portion (60 days) remitted, 8 May 1918).
Marched into Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 30 April 1918; proceeded overseas to France, 8 May 1918; disembarked Etaples, 8 May 1918; taken on strength, 1st Machine Gun Bn, 19 May 1918.
Wounded in action, 8 June 1918 (shrapnel wound to right thigh); admitted to 3rd Field Ambulance, 8 June 1918; transferred 14th Australian General Hospital, 9 June 1918; evacuated to England and admitted to Princess Christian Hospital, Surrey; transferred to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 3 July 1918.
Found guilty of being absent without leave whilst a patient, 2-6 August 1918: awarded forfeiture of a total of 7 days? pay, 7 August 1918.
Found guilty of being absent without leave, 10-18 August 1918: awarded forfeiture of a total of 10 days? pay.
Discharged from hospital to furlough, 20 August 1918; transferred to 4th Command Depot, Harefield, 3 September 1918.
Found guilty of being absent without leave from 3-6 September 1918 and of wearing a Military Medal Ribbon without entitlement: awarded forfeiture of a total of 15 days? pay, 6 September 1918.
Found guilty of being absent without leave from 10-21 December 1918: awarded 21 days? Field Punishment No. 2 and forfeiture of a total of 36 days? pay, 26 December 1918.
Found guilty by District Court Martial of being absent without leave from 13-29 November 1918 and from 29 December 1918 ? 12 January 1919: awarded 120 days? detention, 6 February 1919; admitted to Lewes Detention Barracks, 14 February 1919.
Commenced return to Australian (as a prisoner) on board HT ?Port Denison?, 25 March 1919.
Admitted to ship?s hospital at sea, 11 April 1919 (gastritis); discharged, 13 April 1919.
Broke ship?s guard room and absconded (and missed ship?s sailing), Capetown, 14 April 1919; arrested and placed under close custody, Capetown, 17 April 1919.
Admitted to 1st General Hospital, Wynberg, under close arrest, 19 April 1919 (illness unknown).
Embarked for Australia on board HT ?Port Macquarie? embarked 23 March 1919.Medals: determined not eligible for war medals.
|Sources||NAA: B2455, KELLY Michael David|