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Adam Lawson Kelly ADAM

Regimental number562
Date of birth1879
Place of birthGlasgow, Scotland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationAssayer
AddressSydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation35
Height5' 7.75"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinMrs Margaret Whitelaw Adam, 247 Bath Street, Glasgow, Scotland
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in 1st LRV; 3.6 years in 1st DRVMI: resigned.
Enlistment date27 August 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name1 Divisional Train (1 to 4 Coys Army Service Corps) October, 1914
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/14/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Pioneer Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 13 February 1917
Discharge date28 May 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Admitted to 15th General Hospital, Alexandria, 13 August 1915 (not yet diagnosed); transferred to Ras el Tin Convalescent Home, 16 August 1916; discharged to Base, 15 November 1915.

Found guilty, 24 November 1915, of leaving his Guard at 12 noon and not returning till 1 pm: awarded 168 hours' detention.

Proceeded to join Western Frontier Force, Matruh, 8 December 1916.

Transferred to 1st Pioneer Bn, 17 March 1916; taken on strength, 1st Pioneer Bn, 17March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 26 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 2 April 1916.

Appointed 2nd Lieutenant and Divisional Gas Officer, 25 July 1916; temporary Lieutenant, 11 September-9 December 1916.

Admitted 2nd Australian Field Ambulance, 27 November 1916 (chronic alcoholism), and transferred to New Zealand Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train, 30 November 1916, and admitted to 14th Stationary Hospital, Wimereux, 30 November 1916 (debility); discharged to duty, 11 December 1916.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ulysses', 13 February 1917; arrived 14 April 1917; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 28 May 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death11 February 1925
Age at death46

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