Joseph Edward KELLY

KELLY, Joseph Edward

Service Number: 1690
Enlisted: 18 January 1916
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 56th Infantry Battalion
Born: East Maitland, New South Wales, Australia, 25 July 1881
Home Town: Forbes, Forbes, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: fireman or railway guard
Died: Killed in Action , Fromelles, France, 20 July 1916, aged 34 years
Cemetery: Anzac Cemetery, Sailly-sur-la-Lys
Plot I, Row H, Grave No. 6
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

18 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 1690, 53rd Infantry Battalion
14 Apr 1916: Involvement Private, 1690, 53rd Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '19' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Ceramic embarkation_ship_number: A40 public_note: ''
14 Apr 1916: Embarked Private, 1690, 53rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ceramic, Sydney
20 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 1690, 56th Infantry Battalion, Fromelles (Fleurbaix), Killed in Action

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

From Gary Mitchell, Sandgate Cemetery

Joseph Edward Kelly (born East Maitland, New South Wales, 25.7.1882, fireman or railway guard from No. 6 Terrace, Sheriff Street, Forbes, New South Wales, enlisted 18.1.1916, 53rd and 56th Battalions, KIA 20th July 1916, Battle of Fromelles, age 33, resting at Anzac Cemetery, Sailly-sur-la-Lys, France. Plot I Row H Grave 6, awaiting memorialisation at Sandgate Cemetery,  CATHOLIC 1-A Spec. 123.

Brother of Private Frederick Edward Kelly, 4th Battalion (Reg No-474), and Robert Andrew Kelly, 4th Battalion (Reg No-7014).  Both returned to Australia