John Joseph KELLY

Birthplace
Brisbane
Resided
Toowoomba
Occupation
Drover
Enlisted
18-January-1916
Place
Toowoomba
Age
22
Status
Single
Service No
900
Rank
Private
Unit
41st Battalion, D Company
Embarked
18-May-1916
Place
Sydney
Active Service
Western Front
Highest rank
N/A
Honours and Awards
No
Fate
How Died
Died of wounds
Date
20-April-1918
Place
Amiens, France
Cemetery or Memorial
Vignacourt British Cemetery, France
Notes

John Kelly arrived in France in January 1917 assigned to the 3rd Divisional Salvage Company. On 19 April 1918, 16 days after returning from leave in England, he was wounded in action near Amiens and died the next day at the 20th Australian Casualty Clearing Station. His effects were consigned to his mother aboard SS Barunga which was torpedoed. Fortunately all hands were saved, but all cargo was lost.