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Ernest Mathew KELLY

Regimental number1894
Place of birthLismore New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationShearer
Addressc/o Fryers Bus Stable, Rising Sun Hotel, Townsville, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, William Kelly, Rockhampton PO, Rockhampton, Queensland
Enlistment date30 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Light Horse Regiment, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/10/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 3 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement No. 30107 (1 June 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169 (4 October 1917).
Recommendation date: 9 March 1917

FateReturned to Australia 17 March 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death18 April 1949
Place of burialLutwyche Cemetery

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