William KELB

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KELB, William

Service Number: 868
Enlisted: 30 March 1916, Claremont, Tasmania
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 40th Infantry Battalion
Born: Lilydale, Tasmania, 1873
Home Town: Sidmouth, West Tamar, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 17 July 1917
Cemetery: Kandahar Farm Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

30 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 868, Claremont, Tasmania
1 Jul 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 868, 40th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Berrima, Hobart
1 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 868, 40th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
17 Jul 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 868, 40th Infantry Battalion, Warneton

William Kelb's Family

Williams Parents were Joseph & Amelia Kelb, William was Married to Ada May Kelb, of Sidmouth, West Tamar, Tasmania.

William's Grave is Kandahar Farm Cemetery (plot 11, row c, Grave no. 34

Letter to his family

France, May 29 1917

How is all the children? Tell Willie Dad won't forget to bring him something home. Give my love to all the children and accept the same yourself from your ever-loving husband, W Kelb. you are always in my mind.

Pte William, who was killed in action on July 17th 1917

William Kelb is remember on the Beaconsfield Tasmania Cenotph

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