|Place of birth||Belfast, Co Antrim, Ireland|
|Address||11 Pearl Street, Surry Hills, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||38|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs M Kelly, 11 Pearl Street, Surry Hills, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Served in the East Lancashire Regiment .|
|Place of enlistment||Liverpool, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||18th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/35/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||18th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Taken on strength of 18th Bn and posted to 'D' Company, Tel-el-Kebir, 10 January 1916.
Embarked Alexandria and proceeded to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 25 March 1916.
Found guilty in the field, 10 December 1916, of being out of billets after 9.00 am contrary to Battalion orders: awarded 1 day's Field Punishment No 2.
Admitted to Anzac Receiving Station, 23 December 1916 (muscular rheumatism); discharged to unit, 16 January 1917. Admitted to Hospital, 29 February 1917; discharged to unit, 1 March 1917.
Found guilty at London, 31 May 1917, of being absent without leave, 7.20 am, 22 May, to 9.00 pm, 30 May 1917: fined 28 days' pay; forfeited total of 37 days' pay.
Admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance, 9 August 1917, and transferred to 58th General Hospital, St. Omer (put under observation); to No 7 Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 17 August 1917; transferred to No 10 Convalescent Depot, Ecouet, 20 August 1917; to 3rd Red Cross Hospital, Ecouet, 1 September 1917; discharged to 2nd Australian Divisional Base Depot, Havre, 5 September 1917; rejoined unit, 25 September 1917.
Admitted to 3ed Field Ambulance, 8 October 1917, and transferred to 2nd Casualty Clearing Station (shrapnel wound, skull); to 8th Stationary Hospital, Wimereux, 19 October 1917. Proceeded to England from Boulogne on HS 'Jan Breydel', 19 October 1917, and admitted to County of Middlesex War Hospital, Hapsbury; transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 19 November 1917; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 27 November 1917.
Commenced return to Australia on HT Runic, 20 December 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 13 February 1918, for overland travel to Sydney. Discharged as being medically unfit for service, 23 March 1918.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.
|Sources||NAA: B2455, KELLY Patrick|