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John James KELLY

Regimental number1958
Date of birth1883
Place of birthCastlemaine, Victoria
SchoolRedcastle State School, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressSt. Mary's, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Height6' 1"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs. Kathleen Sholes, Bridgewater-on-Loddon, Victoria
Enlistment date24 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll23 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 5 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Heavy Trench Mortar Battery
FateDied of wounds 6 May 1917
Place of death or woundingBullecourt, France
Date of death6 May 1917
Age at death from cemetery records33
Place of burialSt. Sever Cemetery Extension (Block P. Plot I, Row J, Grave No. 3B), Rouen, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of John and Catherine Kelly
Family/military connectionsCousin: 2162A Pte Joseph CROWLEY, 5th Machine Gun Bn, died of illness, 12 February 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Transferred to 4th Division Artillery, 21 april 1916.

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

Transferred to 4th trench mortar Battery, 25 June 1916.

Promoted Bombardier in the field, 11 September 1916; Corporal, 7 November 1916.

Wounded in action 3 May 1917 (gun shot wound, skull); died of wounds received in action, 1st Australian General Hospital, Rouen, 6 May 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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