Herbert Norman Kelly

First Name: 
Herbert
Middle Name: 
Norman
Last Name: 
Kelly
Date of Birth: 
Sunday, October 1, 1893
Mother's Name: 
Mary Ann Kelly (nee Tierney)
Father's Name: 
John Kelly
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Unit: 
12th Light Horse
Service: 
Cavalry
Date of Death: 
Thursday, November 15, 1917
Place of Death: 
George River, Liverpool
Cause of Death: 
Drowning
Details: 

Herbert Norman Kelly was born on 1 October 1893 at Jaspers Brush, NSW to John and Mary Ann (nee Tierney). He was a horse breaker prior to the war.

His experience with horses fuelled his eagerness to enlist.

Herbert ultimately joined the 12th Light Horse unit as a trooper at the exact age of 21 and 11 months.

During his service (6 November 1917), Herbert was charged during training for assaulting a civilian and subsequently served two months in gaol: Darlinghurst Detention Barracks.

Herbert Norman Kelly died on 15 November, 1917 at the George River, Liverpool due to accidental drowning. He was 22 years of age. He is buried at Rookwood Necropolis in Sydney and is commemorated at panel 8 at the Australian War Memorial.

He is standing on the left in the above photograph.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, KELLY H N
AWM, Embarkation Rolls – Herbert Norman Kelly, Australian War Memorial Canberra, 2014, http://www.awm.gov.au/research/people/roll_of_honour/person/R1641247, viewed 18 December 2013.

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