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William KELLY

Regimental number4560
Place of birthTipperary, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressGalong PO, Galong, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 3.5"
Weight146 lbs
Next of kinFather, Edward Kelly, Templetuohy, Samplemore, Co Tipperary, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 November 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 October 1916
Place of enlistmentMurrumburrah, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name30th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 25 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Depot Unit of Supply
FateReturned to Australia 19 April 1919
Discharge date23 January 1920
Other details

War service: Western Front

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

Proceeded overseas to France, 14 May 1917; taken on strength, 30th Bn, in the field, 28 May 1917.

Admitted to 5th General Hospital, Rouen (synovitis, right knee: injury did not occur whilst in performance of his military duty), 31 July 1917; transferred to England, and admitted to 1st Bath War hospital, 13 August 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 28 November 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 5 December 1917.

Transferred to 10th Depot Unit of Supply, 29 September 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Sardinia', 19 April 1919; found guilty, 29 May 1919, of failing to re-embark at Fremantle on board 'Sardinia': fined £1 and forfeited 1 day's pay; disembarked Sydney, 11 June 1919; discharged, Melbourne, 23 January 1920.

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

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