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Born in Ballarat, Robert Kelly was a single 19 year old plumber at the time of his enlistment on the 12th of July 1915. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on the 27th of October 1915.
On the 23rd of July 1916, Robert was wounded. He was admitted to the 1st Convalescent Depot in France with a gunshot wound to his right arm.
On the 29th of December 1917, Robert was wounded in action again. He was invalided to England on the 5th of January 1918, and admitted on the 6th of January with gas wounds.
He returned to Australia on the 5th of July 1918, and was discharged as medically unfit on the 22nd of July 1918 due to gas poisoning.
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