KELLY, Patrick Joseph
(Service number 78245)

Aliases Fred
First Rank Last Rank Private


Date 7 August 1884 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date 23 June 1917 Age 34 years
Address at Enlistment Fairview
Occupation Slaughterman
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Married. Married Dora Agnes BURR on 27 December 1916 at Timaru. Child - Patrick John KELLY born on 20 December 1917 at Timaru.
Next of Kin Mrs D. KELLY (wife), Ngahere, via Greymouth, West Coast; previously of 99 Church Street, Timaru
Religion Roman Catholic
Medical Information Height 5 feet 8 inches. Weight 154 lbs. Chest measurement 36-38 inches. Complexion dark. Eyes blue. Hair dark. Sight - right eye 6/6, left eye 6/18. Hearing &d colour vision both normal. Limbs well formed. full & perfect movement of all joints. Chest well formed. Heart & lungs normal. No illnesses. Free from hernia, varicocele, varicose veins, haemorrhoids, inveterate or contagious skin disease. Vaccinated (left). Good bodily & mental health. No slight defects. No fits. Large abdominal rings. Class A.

Military Service

Served with New Zealand Armed Forces (?) Served in
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Date 24 January 1965 Age 80 years
Place of Death Christchurch
Memorial or Cemetery Ruru Lawn Cemetery, Christchurch
Memorial Reference Area 10, Plot 201
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Patrick Joseph KELLY was the son of Jeremiah and Deborah (née O'CONNOR) KELLY, both from County Kerry, Ireland, and a brother of Jeremiah and James Joseph (24178). When he enlisted he was employed as a slaughterman by the Timaru Borough Council.


NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ ref. AABK 18805 W5541 0063347) [07 June 2016]; Timaru Herald, 7 June 1917, 13 July 1917, 4 April 1918 (Papers Past) [07 June 2016]

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