Patrick Kiely

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Patrick Kiely
Personal Information
Date of Birth c1873
Place of Birth Anglesborough, Limerick, Ireland
Death 30 Mar 1937, aged 64
Place of Death Maddington, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 40 years, 3 months
Description 5'8½" (1.74m) tall ; 154lbs
69.853 kg
; dark complexion ; grey eyes ; brown hair
Occupation Hotel hand
Religion Roman Catholic
Address PO Albany, Western Australia
Next of Kin Brother , Mr John Kiely
Military Information
Reg Number 6783
Date of Enlistment 21 Jul 1916
Rank Private
Unit/Formation 11th Battalion, 22nd Reinforcement
Date of Embarkation 9 Nov 1916 ‒ 10 Jan 1917
Ship Embarked On HMAT A8 Argyllshire
Date of Return 24 Dec 1918 ‒ 1 Feb 1919
Ship Returned On HMT Takada
Fate Returned to Australia (Medical)
Monument Gosnells Road Board Honour Roll
Medals British War Medal
Victory Medal

Pre War

Electoral Roll entry: 1916 Tambellup Hotel, Tambellup, yardman

War Service

A fortnight after entering camp Patrick was allotted to the 23rd reinforcement draft for the 11th Battalion. A month later he was transferred to the 22nd draft for the same battalion, travelling with them to England where they disembarked at Devonport. On arrival he was sent to the 3rd Training Battalion at Durrington to complete his preparation for service on the Continent.

On 3 May 1917 Patrick travelled to France and a week later, on 10 May 1917 he was taken on strength by the 11th Battalion. From 17 Aug 1917 until 3 Feb 1918 Patrick was detached to 1st Division Headquarters for duty with the APM.

On 2 Oct 1918 Patrick was seen by the 3rd Australian Field Ambulance who transferred him the same day to the 3rd Australian General Hospital. The next day he was evacuated to England and on arrival he was admitted to the 2nd Western General Hospital in Manchester on 5 Oct 1918 with myocarditis and senility. Patrick was transferred to the 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital on 15 Nov 1918 before being granted furlough from 29 Nov until 13 Dec 1918 when he reported to No.2 Command Depot at Weymouth to await a ship home.

Discharged at the 5th Military District on 19 Mar 1919

Post War

Electoral Roll entries: 1931 Maddington, orchardist ?


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