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Robert Angus KELLY

Regimental number2907
Date of birth1 October 1894
Place of birthArmidale, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressGoangra, Come-by-Chance, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, Hehir Corlett Kelly, Goangra, Come-by-Chance, New South Wales
Enlistment date23 November 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll26 June 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name34th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/51/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 25 November 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll2907B
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 24 January 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked from Sydney, 25 November 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 29 January 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 22 May 1917.

Wounded in action, 1 October 1917 (gun shot wound, right elbow); admitted to 3rd Canadian Casualty Clearing Station, 4 October 1917; to 11th General Hospital, Camiers, 5 October 1917; to 18th General Hospital, Camiers, 1 November 1917. Transferred to England, 5 November 1917, and admitted to No. 3 Military Hospital, Canterbury. Discharged to No. 3 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 18 December 1917. Discharged to Depot, 24 January 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HS 'Dunluce Castle', 24 January 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death14 October 1947
Place of burialWalgett Cemetery (Church of England portion), New South Wales

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