Patrick KELLY

Regimental number2283
Place of birthBelfast, Co Antrim, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address11 Pearl Street, Surry Hills, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation38
Height5' 5.5"
Weight138 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs M Kelly, 11 Pearl Street, Surry Hills, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the East Lancashire Regiment .
Enlistment date27 June 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 30 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 December 1917
Discharge date23 March 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength of 18th Bn and posted to 'D' Company, Tel-el-Kebir, 10 January 1916.

Embarked Alexandria and proceeded to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 25 March 1916.

Found guilty in the field, 10 December 1916, of being out of billets after 9.00 am contrary to Battalion orders: awarded 1 day's Field Punishment No 2.

Admitted to Anzac Receiving Station, 23 December 1916 (muscular rheumatism); discharged to unit, 16 January 1917. Admitted to Hospital, 29 February 1917; discharged to unit, 1 March 1917.

Found guilty at London, 31 May 1917, of being absent without leave, 7.20 am, 22 May, to 9.00 pm, 30 May 1917: fined 28 days' pay; forfeited total of 37 days' pay.

Admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance, 9 August 1917, and transferred to 58th General Hospital, St. Omer (put under observation); to No 7 Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 17 August 1917; transferred to No 10 Convalescent Depot, Ecouet, 20 August 1917; to 3rd Red Cross Hospital, Ecouet, 1 September 1917; discharged to 2nd Australian Divisional Base Depot, Havre, 5 September 1917; rejoined unit, 25 September 1917.

Admitted to 3ed Field Ambulance, 8 October 1917, and transferred to 2nd Casualty Clearing Station (shrapnel wound, skull); to 8th Stationary Hospital, Wimereux, 19 October 1917. Proceeded to England from Boulogne on HS 'Jan Breydel', 19 October 1917, and admitted to County of Middlesex War Hospital, Hapsbury; transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 19 November 1917; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 27 November 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on HT Runic, 20 December 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 13 February 1918, for overland travel to Sydney. Discharged as being medically unfit for service, 23 March 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.
SourcesNAA: B2455, KELLY Patrick