Manus John KELLY


KELLY, Manus John

Service Number: 1657
Enlisted: 5 February 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 8th Infantry Battalion
Born: Geelong, Victoria, Australia, 19 March 1886
Home Town: Geelong West, Greater Geelong, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Baker
Died: Died of wounds, Gallipoli, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, 18 May 1915, aged 29 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing
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World War 1 Service

5 Feb 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1657, 8th Infantry Battalion
19 Feb 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1657, 8th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
19 Feb 1915: Embarked Private, SN 1657, 8th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Runic, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Stephen Brooks

Manus Kelly was wounded in the abdomen by shrapnel from a bomb on the 18 May 1915. He died of his wounds aboard the Hospital ship "Soudan" the same day and was buried at sea.