KELLY, John Joseph
(Service number 55976)
|First Rank||Rifleman||Last Rank||Private|
|Date||19 January 1897||Place of Birth|
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|Next of Kin||J. KELLY (father), Washdyke, Timaru|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Rifle Brigade|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||Reinforcements G Company|
|Date||26 July 1917|
|Embarked From||Wellington||Destination||Plymouth, England|
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Son of Jeremiah & Deborah (nee O'CONNOR) KELLY. Brothers James Joseph & Jeremiah also served in WWI. Educated at Sacred Heart Timaru, Gleniti & Fairview Schools. Prize for proficiency in Standard II in 1907 at Wai-iti (later Gleniti) School. Prize for proficiency in Std IV in 1909 & prize for composition in Std V in 1910 at Fairview School. Gained Proficiency in central examinations in Std VI in 1911 at the Catholic Boys' Timaru School. He left Timaru for the Front on 11 April 1917. He returned home in December 1918. Welcomed home on 27 June 1919 at Washdyke Hall.
Cenotaph Database [19 February 2014]; Timaru Herald, 21 December 1907, 27 December 1909, 27 December 1910, 25 January 1912, 10 April 1917, 13 December 1918, 19 June 1919, 25 June 1919, 10 July 1920, Press, 11 December 1918 (Papers Past) [22 February 2014; 16 September 2014]; NZ BDM indexes (DIA historical records) [20 February 2014]
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