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Thomas Henry KELLY

Regimental number1945
Place of birthBallarat Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressCarlton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, John Joseph Kelly, Campbell Street, Ararat, Victoria
Enlistment date22 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll3 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name46th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/63/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 20 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll46th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 25 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 2 June 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During the operations West of BELLENGLISE on 18th/19th September, 1918. For gallant work as a Runner. He repeatedly carried messages through heavy machine gun fire during the advance over the open ground. His disregard for his own safety and anxiety to assist in the success of the operation were most noticeable.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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