MUSEUM

CENTRAL HAWKES BAY SETTLERS

Open 7 Days • 10am - 4pm • 23 High Street • Waipawa • 06 857 7288

ERIC LINDSAY KELLY

KELLY, ERIC LINDSAY

RANK:   PRIVATE            SERIAL NO:  1/199 (Samoa), 10/4035

UNIT:    1st BATTALION, OTAGO INFANTRY REGIMENT 

BORN:       13/08/1893  -   AUCKLAND     

DIED:     26/08/1918        DIED OF WOUNDS        
              
PLACE:    FRANCE    

SINGLE:              RELIGION:   PRESBYTERIAN

WIFE:    
    
PARENTS:   Robert D and Agnes E KELLY, CHRISTCHURCH, N.Z.

SIBLINGS:                   

NEXT OF KIN:   Mr R D KELLY (father), Assistant Postmaster, WELLINGTON
                        
OCCUPATION:  INSURANCE CLERK

EMPLOYER:   A.M.P. SOCIETY – E.W. LOWE, WELLINGTON

LAST NZ ADDRESS:  40 KELBURN PARADE, WELLINGTON

HEIGHT:   6’ 0”        WEIGHT:    159 lb.        CHEST:   31”

COMP:   DARK        EYES:   BROWN        HAIR:   DARK 
    
EDUCATION:   PASSED 4th EDUCATIONAL STANDARD

GRAVE/MEMORIAL:   BAGNEUX BRITISH CEMETERY,
    GEZAINCOURT,  SOMME, FRANCE
    

ENLISTED:       TRENTHAM        DATE:   09/08/1914 & 16/11/1915  

MAIN BODY:                   REINFORCEMENT:   11th          

MILITARY RECORD:
PREWAR – RIFLES AND TERRITORIALS.
12/08/1914.  EMBARKED ON ‘MONOWAI’ FOR APIA, SAMOA.
14/12/1914 TO 26/12/1914.  BASE HOSPITAL (JAUNDICE).
03/04/1915.  EMBARKED ON ‘TALUNE’ FROM SAMOA.
14/04/1915.  ARRIVED WELLINGTON.
15/04/1915.  DISCHARGED.
16/11/1915.  POSTED ‘B’ COMPANY 11th REINFORCEMENT, TRENTHAM.
02/04/1916.  EMBARKED FROM WELLINGTON.
03/05/1916.  DISEMBARKED IN SUEZ, EGYPT.
20/05/1916.  EMBARKED FOR FRANCE FROM ALEXANDRIA.
28/05/1916.  MARCHED IN BASE DEPOT, ETAPLES.
27/06/1917.  JOINED UNIT, 10th COY 1st BATTALION, OTAGO REGIMENT.
11/11/1917.  ADMITTED N.Z. STATIONARY HOSPITAL, ROUEN, FRANCE (SICK).
17/11/1917.  ADMITTED 20th GENERAL HOSPITAL (SCABIES).
22/11/1917.  TRANSFERRED TO No.6 CONVALESCENCE DEPOT.
12/12/1917.  TRANSFERRED TO CONVALESCENCE DEPOT (FRANCE).
20/12/1917.  TRANSFERRED TO 20th GENERAL HOSPITAL (SCABIES).
31/12/1917.  DISCHARGED TO BASE DEPOT, FRANCE.
01/01/1918.  ATTACHED STRENGTH 10th COY 1st BATTALION, OTAGO REGIMENT,
        AT BASE DEPOT.
13/01/1918.  ADMITTED 26th GENERAL HOSPITAL (MILD IMPETAGO).
19/02/1918.  TRANSFERRED 25th GENERAL HOSPITAL.
26/03/1918.  DISCHARGED TO BASE DEPOT, FRANCE.
11/04/1918.  REJOINED UNIT EX BASE AND CONVALESCENCE DEPOT.
26/08/1918.  DIED OF WOUNDS TO FACE, AT No. 56 CASUALTY
CLEARING STATION, FRANCE.