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Charles KELLY

Regimental number5400
Place of birthPeak Crossing Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressSwan Road, Sandgate, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Kelly, Swan Road, Sandgate, Queensland
Enlistment date18 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT SS Hawkes Bay on 20 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Company, Australian Army Service Corps
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Work near Auger Wood on 11 August 1918.
Recommendation date: Unspecified

FateReturned to Australia 20 May 1919

Military Medal

'At AUGER WOOD on the 11th August 1918 this soldier did excellent work in assisting and clearing the enemy from the wood and later when in contact with large numbers of the enemy he proceeded through intense enemy artillery fire and brought up six men from the Support position. This soldier was partly responsible with the aid of the reinforcements he brought up in clearing the wood of enemy occupation. He was also the means of sending back valuable information to the rear when this operation was in progress. he was untiring in his zeal and doggedness and was an example to his section.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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