(Service number 13039)
|First Rank||Rifleman||Last Rank||Private|
|Date||15 March 1894||Place of Birth||Timaru|
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|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||J. KELLY (father), Fairview, Timaru|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Rifle Brigade|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||3rd Reinforcements to 4th Battalion, H Company|
|Date||6 May 1916|
|Transport||Mokoia or Navua|
|Embarked From||Wellington||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
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Prisoner of War Information
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
Reported wounded in June 1917. Gun shot wound in left loin (shrapnel).
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Son of Jeremiah & Deborah (nee O'CONNOR) KELLY. Brothers James Joseph & John Joseph also served in WWI. Educated at Salisbury, Marist Brother Timaru & Gleniti schools. Prize for proficiency in Standard VI in 1907 at Wai-iti (later Gleniti) School. Recruited in 1915; left Timaru on 15 December 1915 for Trentham. Returned home, to Lyttelton, on 12 August 1919, by the 'Somerset'. During his travel home, on 1 August 1919 on S. S. Somerset, a medical board was assembled to examine Jeremiah. he was suffering pain from the gun shot wound to the loin; and no progress was being made. He was no longer fit for Active Service or Home Service. Disability was permanent. He could undertake light duties in Civil Employment he was otherwise in good condition, having been examined at Sling on 11 February 1919.
Cenotaph Database [20 February 2014]; NZ Defence Force Personnel Records [duplicate] (Archives NZ ref. AABK 18805 W5562 0132164) [01 July 2014]; Timaru Herald, 21 December 1907, 9 December 1915, 8 May 1916, 30 June 1917, 8 August 1919, 10 July 1920 (Papers Past) [22 February 2014]; NZ BDM indexes (DIA historical records) [20 February 2014]
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