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John Frederick KELSALL

Regimental number126
Place of birthBallarat Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationDraper
Address100 Heal Street, New Farm, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Jane Kelsall, Broadlands, Brunswick, Victoria
Enlistment date27 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board Transport A5 Omrah on 24 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollRSM
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

7 March 1917


Excellent example of courage, devotion to duty and powers of leadership. (Near le Barque, 24-26 February 1917).
Recommendation date: "Unspecified

8 March 1918


Work from 22 September 1917 to 24 February 1918.
Recommendation date: Meritorious Service Medal

30 August 1918


Work from April 1916 to August 1918.
Recommendation date: Medaille d'Honneur en Vermeil"

FateReturned to Australia 24 September 1918
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

Medaille D'Honneur Avec Glaives (En Vermeil)


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Date of death1958
Place of burialBallarat (New) Cemetery, Victoria

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