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Martin KELLY

Regimental number7510
Place of birthKilkenny, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressRockhampton, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 9"
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinSister, Miss M Kelly, c/o Nurse Darch, Blackheath, Gregory Terrace, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed in the Compulsory Military Training scheme (7 days).
Enlistment date11 June 1917
Place of enlistmentRockhampton, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameApril 1917 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number16/15/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 8 August 1917
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Tunnelling Company
FateReturned to Australia 1 July 1919
Discharge date21 September 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked from Sydney on board HT 'A68', 8 August 1917; disembarked Liverpool, England, 2 October 1917. Marched in to Nos 1 and 3 Tunnelling Details Camp, Park House, 3 October 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 14 November 1917; marched in to Australian General Base Depot, Rouelles, 15 November 1917; marched in to 1st Anzac GB(?), 20 November 1917. Taken on strength 3rd Australian Tunnelling Company, 16 January 1918. Proceeded on leave from 18 November 1918 to 2 December 1918; returned from leave, 4 December 1918. Proceeded to England, 28 April 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from England on board HT 'Frankfurt', 1 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 20 August 1919; discharged Brisbane, 21 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, KELLY Martin

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