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Jeremiah KELLY

Regimental number1855
Place of birthCastletown, Co Cork, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressAubrey, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 8.5"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinFather, Patrick Kelly, Eyeracs, Castletownbest, Haven, Cork, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date2 May 1916
Place of enlistmentHorsham, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name39th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/56/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Orontes on 16 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll39th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 7 July 1919
Discharge date1 November 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne on RMS 'Orontes', 16 August 1916; disembarked Plymouth, 2 October 1916, and marched into 10th Training Bn, Codford; taken on strength of 39th Bn, 27 October 1916. Proceeded to France through Southampton, 23 November 1916.

Admitted to 12th Australian Field Ambulance, 7 June 1917, and transferred to 9th Australian Stationary Hospital (enemy gas attack); transferred to Divisional Rest Station, 7 June 1917; discharged to unit, 11 June 1917; granted leave to United Kingdom, 14 February 1918; reported as being in hospital whilst on leave, 14 March 1918; reported to headquarters, 26 April 1918.

Proceeded to France, 27 April 1918; rejoined unit in the field, 5 May 1918.

Admitted to 9th Australian Field Ambulance, 25 August 1918, and transferred to 53rd Casualty Clearing Station (enemy gas attack); to 47th Casualty Clearing Station, 26 August 1918; to Ambulance Train, 27 August 1918; to 41st Stationary Hospital, 31 August 1918; admitted to 6th General Hospital, Rouen, 5 September 1918; discharged to duty, 11 September 1918; marched into Australian Infantry Base Depot, Rouelles, 13 September 1918; moved out to field, 13 October 1918, and rejoined unit, 14 October 1918; proceeded to United Kingdom on leave, 15 December 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 9 January 1919; moved out from field, 4 March 1919. Embarked Havre and proceeded to England, 11 March 1919; disembarked Southampton, 12 March 1919; marched into Training Depot, Parkhouse, 13 March 1919; marched out from depot, 20 March 1919; granted leave, 21 March 1919; reported to headquarters, 21 June 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on HT 'Chemnity', 7 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 5 September 1919. Discharged Melbourne, 1 November 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Both medals returned, 10 May 1923.
SourcesNAA: B2455, KELLY Jeremiah

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