William Henry Kelly

First Name: 
William
Middle Name: 
Henry
Last Name: 
Kelly
Date Enlisted: 
Wednesday, December 15, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
19th Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Details: 

William Henry Kelly (Service No 4731), was born in Sydney, N.S.W.

At enlistment in Kiama, N.S.W., he was single, 30 years old, worked as a quarryman and listed a friend, Mrs Cook, from Kiama, as his next of kin.

William embarked on HMAT A40 Ceramic, with 19th Battalion,12th Reinforcement, on 13th April 1916. He arrived in England on 7th June 1916 and joined the19th Battalion in France, on 26th September 1916. He saw service on the Western Front, and on 2nd January 1917, was sent to bomb school. He was back with his unit on 14th February 1917, and was wounded in action, on 28th February 1917, at Bapaume, France. William was evacuated to hospital for treatment of a gun shot wound to his left arm. He was repatriated to Australia in October 1917, and after further treatment was discharged medically unfit, on 12th June 1918.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, KELLY W H

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