KELLY, John Patrick
(Service number 45380)

First Rank Rifleman Last Rank


Date 18 July 1880 Place of Birth Kirwee, Canterbury

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment 94 Dixon Street, Wellington
Occupation Labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Married. Married Nora DALY (DALEY) on 10 April 1907 at Christchurch. Children - John Patrick KELLY born on 12 January 1908 at Christchurch; Kathaleen KELLY born on 2 December 1910.
Next of Kin Mrs N. KELLY (wife), C/o Mr J. Daly, Tycho Flat, Sutherlands; later of 55 William Street, Timaru
Religion Roman Catholic
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 25th Reinforcements, G Company
Date 26 Aptil 1917
Transport Turakina
Embarked From Destination Plymouth, Devon, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Campaigns Western European
Service Medals British War Medal; Victory Medal
Military Awards

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Liberation Date


Date October 22, 1918 Reason On account of illness contracted on active Service.

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Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

John Patrick KELLY was the son of Thomas KELLY (of Limerick, Ireland) and Bridget KELLY (of Clare, Ireland). He was discharged to the Military Sanatorium, Cashmere Hills, Christchurch.


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