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Patrick Joseph KELLY

Regimental number725
Place of birthIpswich Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressHammond Street, Red Hill, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, Michael Kelly, Hammond Street, Red Hill, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date14 December 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll10 December 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Light Horse Regiment, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/10/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A53 Itria on 9 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Letter/List 16 November 1921.
Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateReturned to Australia 19 February 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For great gallantry near Amman, on 25 September, 1918. When a party of nine men and an officer had advanced to within 80 yards of the enemy position, the enemy hoisted the white flag. The party rose to their feet, but another burst of fire mortally wounded the officer and the remainder of the party, with the exception of Sergeant Kelly and one man. He, with two men, one of whom was wounded continued to advance, heedless of all danger, and captured thirty three of the enemy.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 42
Date: 20 May 1920

Date of death9 October 1954
Place of burialMt Thompson Crematorium

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