KELLY, James Joseph
(Service number 53964)

First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date Unknown Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin J. S. KELLY (brother), Kerry Town, via Timaru
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 28th Reinforcements F Company
Date 14 July 1917
Transport Waitemata
Embarked From Wellington Destination Plymouth, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Otago Regiment

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations

Farmer, farm labourer


Date 5 May 1948 Age 69 yrs
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference Services Section, Row 106, Plot 2
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Son of Benjamin & Ellen (nee STACK)  KELLY. Welcomed home, with others, to Pleasant Point, on 31 July 1919, with a concert party & presentation by the M.P. His brother John Joseph died in 1901, brother Joseph James died in 1918 & brother Joseph Stephen died in 1919.


Cenotaph Database [20 February 2014]; NZ BDM (DIA historical records) {20 February 2014]; TDC headstone image - Timaru Cemetery [20 February 2014]; Timaru Herald, 26 November 1918, 26 July 1919, 19 August 1919 (Papers Past) [22 February 2014]

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