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James Alexander KELLY

Regimental number10537
Place of birthSligo, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarmer
AddressWeering, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Height' 10.75"
Weight169 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Kelly, 30 Early Street, Liverpool, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date15 October 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameDivisional Ammunition Column 1, Reinforcement 13
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/89/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 5 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 8 May 1919
Discharge date7 September 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 1st Divisional Ammunition Column, 10 February 1916; posted to No 4 Section, Cairo, 10 February 1916.

Taken on strength, 12th Brigade Ammunition Column, Serapeum, 13 April 1916.

Found guilty, 27 April 1916, of neglect of duty when on picquet, Serapeum, 27 April 1916: awarded 2 days' confined to barracks.

Taken on strength, 4th Divisional Ammunition Column, 23 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 6 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 13 June 1916.

Detached to Army Service Corps, 23 August 1916; rejoined unit, 28 August 1916.

Taken on strength, 11th Field Artillery Brigade, 5 December 1917.

On leave to United Kingdom, 22 January 1918; rejoined unit, 7 February 1918.

Wounded in action, 18 October 1918 (gassed); admitted to 41st Casualty Clearing Station, 18 October 1918; transferred to 10th General Hospital, Rouen, France, 20 October 1918; to 2nd Convalescent Hospital, Rouen, 21 October 1918; to 1st Convalescent Hospital, Havre, 23 October 1918; discharged to Base Depot, 10 December 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 22 December 1918; marched into Australian General Base Dept, 17 January 1919; rejoined unit, 21 January 1919.

Marched out for return to Australia, 4 March 1919; embarked from France, 13 March 1919; disembarked Weymouth, England, 14 March 1919; marched into No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 14 March 1919; marched out, 5 April 1919; marched into 1st Training Brigade, Sutton Veny, 5 April 1919.

Commenced return to Australia, from England, on board HT ?Devanah', 8 May 1919; disembarked, Melbourne, 23 June 1919; discharged, Melbourne, 7 September 1919 (medically unfit).

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
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