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Patrick James KELLY

Regimental number5422
Place of birthLimerick, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressMansfield, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation36
Height5' 4"
Weight116 lbs
Next of kinBrother, W Kelly, Cairns, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed for 12 years in the Connaught Rangers, British Army.
Enlistment date4 February 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 4 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 17 October 1916
Discharge date8 March 1917
Other details

War service: England

Embarked Melbourne, 4 April, 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 12 June 1916.

Admitted to hospital, (unknown illness); discharged to duty with 2nd Training Bn, England, 27 June 1916.

Admitted to hospital, Perham Downs, 10 July 1916 (senile decay); discharged to duty, date unknown.

Found guilty of breaking away from escort party and obtaining drink without permission, drunkenness and disturbance on Southern Station on 24 August 1916: awarded 28 days? detention.

Transferred to 2nd Command Depot, Weymouth, 24 August 1916.

Commenced return to Australia from Portland on board HT ?Ajana?, 17 October 1916 (invalid); disembarked Melbourne, 8 December 1916.

Admitted 11th Australian General Hospital, Melbourne, from discharge leave, 8 February 1917 (bronchitis); discharged 13 February 1917.

Admitted 11th General Hospital, Melbourne, 15 February 1917 (bronchitis); discharged 18 February 1917.

Admitted 11th Australian General Hospital, Melbourne, 22 February 1917 (alcoholism); discharged 24 February 1917; discharged from AIF, Melbourne (medically unfit), 8 March 1917.

Medal: British War Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, KELLY Patrick James

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