John KELLEY

KELLEY, John

Service Numbers: 5701, Q215585
Enlisted: 4 September 1915, Enoggera, Queensland
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 15th (Qld) Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps
Born: Ingham, Queenslad, 10 July 1893
Home Town: Victoria Estate, Hinchinbrook, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Sugar boiler
Died: Natural causes, New South Wales, 3 February 1984, aged 90 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
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World War 1 Service

4 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 5701, Enoggera, Queensland
4 May 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 5701, 9th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
4 May 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 5701, 9th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Seang Choon, Brisbane
3 Dec 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 26th Infantry Battalion
14 Mar 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 5701, 26th Infantry Battalion, German Withdrawal to Hindenburg Line and Outpost Villages, GSW (thigh)
4 Oct 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 5701, 26th Infantry Battalion, Broodseinde Ridge, 2nd occasion
21 Aug 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 5701, 26th Infantry Battalion

World War 2 Service

19 Jun 1942: Enlisted Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2, SN Q215585, Volunteer Defence Corps (VDC), Mackay, Queensland
20 Jun 1942: Involvement Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2, Lieutenant, SN Q215585, 15th (Qld) Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps, Homeland Defence - Militia and non deployed forces

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

Son of Thomas Kelley and Janet Wilson