KELLY, Francis Patrick
(Service number 85694)

Aliases Frank. Enlisted as Francis Kelly.
First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date 15 August 1883 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date 14 May 1918 Age 35 years
Address at Enlistment Church Street West, Timaru
Occupation Drapers Assistant
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Married. Married Ellen MULVANEY, on 25 November 1914 at Timaru. Child - Doreen KELLY born on 1 September 1915 at Timaru.
Next of Kin Mrs E. KELLY (wife), Church Street West, Timaru
Religion Roman Catholic
Medical Information Height 5 feet 8 inches. Weight 136 lbs. Chest measurement 31½-34 inches. Complexion fresh. Eyes light grey. Hair light brown. Sight - both eyes 6/6. hearing and colour vision both normal. Limbs well formed. Full and perfect movement of all joints, Chest well formed. Free from hernia, varicocele, haemorrhoids, inveterate or contagious skin disease. Varicose veins - slight left. Good bodily and mental health. No fits. No notification for consumption. No treatment in a sanatorium or mental institution. 6 weks off work with septic hand 3 years ago.

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

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Date 28 November 1918 Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

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Date 15 November 1957 Age 73 years
Place of Death Christchurch
Notices Timaru Herald, 16 November 1957
Memorial or Cemetery Bromley Cemetery, Christchurch
Memorial Reference Block 22, Plot 53
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Francis Patrick KELLY, known as Frank, was born on 15 August 1883 at Timaru, to Richard KELLY and his wife Elizabeth née CARROLL. He joined A Company, 46th Reinforcements of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. At the time of enlisting he was a draper employed by the Canterbury Farmers Co-op at Timaru. On being granted a certificate of Leave he was described as of good character. Martin KELLY, a brother of Frank, was killed in action in 1917. An older brother, Richard, was listed on the Reserves Roll, being married with three children.


NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ ref. AABK 18805 W5541 0063261) [18 November 2014]; Timaru Herald, 25 November 1914, 16 April 1918, 10 August 1918 [x 2] (Papers Past) [07 June 2016]; Probate record (Archives NZ/FamilySearch) [09 June 2016]; Timaru Herald, 16 November 1957 (Timaru District Library) [10 June 2016]

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