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Peter KELLY

Regimental number3087
Place of birthCo Galway, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressBolgart, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 6"
Weight120 lbs
Next of kinFather, Roger Kelly, West Guildford PO, West Guildford, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date27 October 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll22 October 1916
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name44th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/61/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 29 January 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll44th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 28 October 1918
Discharge date5 February 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Fremantle, 29 January 1917; admitted to ship?s hospital, 2 March 1917; discharged, 6 March 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 27 March 1917.

Marched into Australian Imperial Force Details, Fovant, England, 28 March 1917.

Marched into 11th Training Bn, 18 April 1917.

Found guilty, 9 July 1917, of being absent without leave from 12.00 am, 6 July, to 12.00 am, 7 July 1917: awarded 3 days? Confined to Barracks; forfeited a total of 1 day's pay.

Proceeded overseas to France, 20 August 1917; marched into 3rd Australian Division Base Depot, Havre, 21 August 1917.

Admitted to 2nd General Hospital, 24 August 1917 (abscess); transferred to 4th Convalescent Hospital, 1 September 1917 (quinsy); discharged, 14 September 1917; marched into 3rd Australian Division Base Depot, Rouelles, 14 September 1917; marched out to unit, 23 September 1917; taken on strength, 44th Bn, 29 September 1917.

Wounded in action, 4 October 1917; admitted to 3rd Field Ambulance, 4 October 1917 (gun shot wound, right buttock); transferred to Casualty Clearing Station, 4 October 1917; to 3rd Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 6 October 1917; embarked for England, 7 October 1917; admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital, 9 October 1917; to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 7 November 1917; discharged on furlough, 14 November 1917, to report to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 28 November 1917; marched into No 3 Command Depot, 29 November 1917.

Marched out to No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 10 December 1917; marched in, 10 December 1917.

Admitted to Fovant Military Hospital, 30 January 1918 (operation on cyst in throat); discharged and marched into No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 14 February 1918.

Found guilty, 8 April 1918, of being late on parade, 7 April 1918: awarded 2 days? Confined to Camp.

Marched into Overseas Training Brigade, Long Deverill, 13 April 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 8 May 1918; marched into Canadian Infantry Base Depot, Etaples, 8 May 1918; marched out to unit, 10 May 1918; rejoined unit, 10 May 1918.

Admitted to 9th Field Ambulance, 16 May 1918 (tonsillitis); transferred to 20th Casualty Clearing Station, 16 May 1918; to No 32 Ambulance Train, 16 May 1918; to 1st General Hospital, Etretat, 18 May 1918; to No 1 Australian Convalescent Depot, 9 June 1918; discharged, 15 June 1918; marched into Australian Intermediate Base Depot, Rouelles, 15 June 1918; marched out to unit, 28 June 1918; rejoined unit, 30 June 1918.

Admitted to 10th Australian Field Ambulance, 19 July 1918 (venereal disease); transferred to 12th Casualty Clearing Station, 19 July 1918; to No 66 Ambulance Train, 20 July 1917; to 39th General Hospital, Havre, 28 July 1918; discharged, 21 August 1918; marched into Australian Intermediate Base Depot, Rouelles, 31 August 1918.

To England, 8 September 1918; marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 9 September 1918.

Commenced return to Australia, from England, on board HT ?Sardinia?, 19 October 1918; disembarked Fremantle, 16 December 1918; discharged, 5 February 1919 (medically unfit, debility).

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, KELLY Peter

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