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Patrick Joseph KELLY

Regimental number442
Place of birthBantry, Co Cork, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Height5' 5.75"
Weight143.5 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Ellen Kelly, Seit Road, Bantry, Co Cork, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date31 October 1914
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 15 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Australian General Hospital
FateReturned to Australia 5 March 1919
Discharge date24 April 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Palestine

Proceeded to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 3 August 1915.

Admitted to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, Anzac, 28 October 1915; transferred to Hospital Ship, 29 October 1915; admitted to St Andrew?s Hospital, Malta, 2 November 1915 (dysentery); embarked for England, 13 November 1915; admitted to 3rd Southern General Hospital, Oxford, 20 November 1915.

Taken on strength, 3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance, Serapeum, 30 March 1916.

Transferred to Accomodation Camp, Port Said, 15 July 1916.

To Brigade Details, Kantara, 29 December 1916.

Rejoined unit, Masaid, 2 January 1917.

To hospital, Marakeb, 26 April 1917(not yet diagnosed); discharged to duty, 28 April 1917.

To be Temporary Driver, Marakeb, 31 July 1917.

Reverted to Private, Abasan, 28 August 1917.

Appointed Driver, 10 January 1918.

To hospital, 10 June 1918 (sick); admitted to Australian Rest Station, Jericho, 10 June 1918 (not yet diagnosed); transferred to 26th Casualty Clearing Station, 10 June 1918; to 47th Stationary Hospital, Gaza, 16 June 1918; to 48th Stationary Hospital, 21 June 1918 (diphtheria); to 14th Australian General Hospital, Port Said, 5 July 1918; discharged to unit, 19 July 1918; taken on strength, 14th Australian General Hospital, 19 July 1918; reverts to Private on ceasing to perform duty of Driver, 19 July 1918.

Commenced return to Australia, from Kantara, on board HT ?Port Sydney?, 4 March 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 11 April 1919; discharged, 24 April 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, KELLY Patrick Joseph

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