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Patrick KELLY

Regimental number3872
Place of birthKingstown, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressRoebourne, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation43
Height5' 5"
Weight158 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs Alice Armstrong, 423 Newcastle Street, Perth, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date29 December 1915
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 12 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
FateDied of disease 7 February 1917
Place of burialBernafay Wood British Cemetery (Row F, Grave No. 52), Montauban, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
153
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Fremantle on HMAT 'Militades', 12 February 1916. Transferred from 7th Training Bn to 51st Battalion, Serapheum, 2 April 1916.

Found guilty, 10 September 1916, of making an improper remark to a non-commissioned officer: awarded 7 days' confinement to barracks.

Embarked Alexandria on HS 'Ivernia' and proceeded to join British Expeditionary Force, 5 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 12 June 1916.

Died of disease, 7 February 1917 (syncope). Buried in Bernafay Wood, British Cemetery.

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

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