KELLY, William
(Service number 40014)

First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date 3 March 1877 Place of Birth New Zealand

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs M. McWILLIAM (sister), Wanganui
Religion Roman Catholic
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 26th Reinforcements F Company
Date 9 June 1917
Transport Willochra
Embarked From Wellington Destination Devonport, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Otago Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion

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


Date 3 December 1917 Age 40 yrs
Place of Death Ypres, Belgium
Cause Killed in action
Memorial or Cemetery Buttes New British Cemetery (NZ) Memorial, Polygon Wood, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Son of Dennis & Catherine (Kate) KELLY, of Timaru. Brother Andrew also served in the NZ Forces & brother Joseph served in the Australian Forces. Educated at R C Timaru & Gleniti schools. 3rd prize for Writing in Std. II at Wai-iti (later Gleniti) School in 1888.


Cenotaph Database [19 February 2014]; CWGC [20 February 2014]; NZ BDM indexes (DIA historical records) [19 February 2014]; Timaru Herald, 22 December 1888 (Papers Past) [20 February 2014]

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