John Alfred KELSO

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KELSO, John Alfred

Service Number: 1718
Enlisted: 9 June 1915, Liverpool, New South Wales
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 17th Infantry Battalion
Born: Rockdale, New South Wales, 30 April 1894
Home Town: Kogarah, Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Arncliffe Public School
Occupation: Quarryman/Farrier
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 20 September 1917, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Ypres Reservoir Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Kogarah Pictorial Honour Roll No.1
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World War 1 Service

9 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1718, Liverpool, New South Wales
28 Jul 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1718, 17th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
28 Jul 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1718, 17th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Suffolk, Sydney
17 Sep 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1718, 17th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC Gallipoli
20 Sep 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 1718, 17th Infantry Battalion, Menin Road

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Biography

"Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Kelso, of Taylor street, Kogarah, and late of Banksia, have been informed by cable, that their son, Corporal J. A. Kelso, has been killed in France. The late soldier saw two and a half years' service, and went through the Gallipoli campaign. He was well known in the St. George District, and when hockey on skates was in vogue, he represented the Acme Club." - from the Kogarah St George Call 20 Oct 1917 (nla.gov.au)

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