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John Martin KELSO

Regimental number6149
Date of birth22 December 1895
Place of birthWellington Point, Queensland
SchoolWellington Point School, Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationCleaner
AddressWellington Point, Cleveland Line, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs May Kelso, Wellington Point, Cleveland Line, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date18 August 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A75 Marathon on 27 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll25th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 27 October 1917
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death20
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialMenin Road South Military Cemetery (Plot III, Row H, Grave No. 10), Ypres, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
105
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Carl and Mary KELSO, Wellington Point, Queensland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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