William KELLY

KELLY, William

Service Number: 132
Enlisted: 19 August 1914, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: London, England, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Port Adelaide, Port Adelaide Enfield, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Barman
Died: Killed in Action, Gallipoli, Turkey, 25 April 1915, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey Panel 32
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing
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World War 1 Service

19 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
20 Oct 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 132, 10th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC / Gallipoli, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '10' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Ascanius embarkation_ship_number: A11 public_note: ''
20 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 132, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Adelaide

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Private W. Kelly, 10th Battalion, 1st Australian Expeditionary Forces, who is reported killed in the action in the Dardanelles, was well known in this State, and was a good unionist. Private Kelly has relatives in Tasmania and England, but he spent many years in South Australia. Private Kelly was a member of the Federated Liquor Trades Employes' Union, and was much respected in all sections of the trade. For some time he was employed at the Central Hotel, Port Adelaide, and at the Semaphore Hotel. The late soldier was a member of the R.O.A.B., and took a prominent part in the Maritime Lodge. He was much respected at Port Adelaide, where he had a large circle of friends." - from the Adelaide Daily Herald 10 Jul 1915 (nla.gov.au)


Aged 33 at enlistment.