Richard Bartholomew KELLY


KELLY, Richard Bartholomew

Service Number: 3372
Enlisted: 15 July 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 14th Infantry Battalion
Born: Yarraville, Victoria, Australia, July 1897
Home Town: Brunswick, Moreland, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Wounds, Military Hospital, Wandsworths, England, 4 March 1917
Cemetery: Brookwood Military Cemetery, Pirbright, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
Plot XI, Row F, Grave . 21
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

11 Oct 1915: Involvement Private, SN 3372, 14th Infantry Battalion
11 Oct 1915: Embarked Private, SN 3372, 14th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Nestor, Melbourne
15 Jul 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3372, 14th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

Ian Fletcher, Australia and NZ in WWI

3372 Pte. Richard Kelly, 14th Battalion A.I.F. another one of 'Jacka's Mob' buried here in Brookwood Military Cemetery, Woking, UK.
Richard received a GSW to the head at Gueudecourt, France on the 6th February 1917 and was admitted to the 1st South Midlands CCS and later to the 3rd London General Hospital 25th February 1917, were he died on the 4th March 1917.

His older brother 5118. Pte. Edmund Kelly, 58th Battalion. died of wounds received in action 5 days later and now rests in Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, France.

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