Robert Cornelius KELLY

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KELLY, Robert Cornelius

Service Number: 2343
Enlisted: 4 April 1916, Armidale, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 33rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Armidale, New South Wales, 23 June 1892
Home Town: Guyra, Guyra, New South Wales
Schooling: Private school
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed In Action, To Be Determined, France, 5 June 1917, aged 24 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Guyra District Great War Honour Roll, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

4 Apr 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2343, Armidale, New South Wales
17 Oct 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2343, 33rd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
17 Oct 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2343, 33rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Borda, Sydney
5 Jun 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2343, 33rd Infantry Battalion

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Biography

"...2343 Private Robert Cornelius Kelly, 33rd Battalion. Pte Kelly farmed near Guyra, NSW, before he enlisted on 4 April 1916. He embarked from Sydney on 17 October 1916 with the 4th Reinforcements aboard HMAT Borda (A30). Following training in England, he joined his unit in Belgium. Pte Kelly was killed in action on 5 June 1917, aged 26. He has no known grave. His name is commemorated at the Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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