Joseph James KELLY

KELLY, Joseph James

Service Number: WX5781
Enlisted: 22 June 1940, Northam, Western Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/16th Infantry Battalion
Born: Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, 7 July 1918
Home Town: Northam, Northam, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Miner
Died: Killed in Action, Syria, 9 June 1941, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Sidon War Cemetery
Sidon War Cemetery, Sidon, Lebanon
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Northam Fallen, Northam WW2 Memorial
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World War 2 Service

22 Jun 1940: Enlisted Private, WX5781, Northam, Western Australia
22 Jun 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, WX5781, 2nd/16th Infantry Battalion
9 Jun 1941: Involvement Private, WX5781, 2nd/16th Infantry Battalion, Syria - Operation Exporter


The details provided are taken from the book "1000 Men At War" the history of the 2nd/16th Infantry Battalion, published 1959, refer to page 59. Joseph was born 7th July 1918 at Kalgoorlie, and prior to the war he was a labourer at Kalgoorlie. He served with the 2nd/16th Inf Bn. Unfortunately, he was Killed In Action 9th June 1941. Rest In Peace. Lest We Forget.

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