Kelaher, Bernard Augustine (Private, b.1890 - d.1916)

Accession Number 1DRL/0390
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm.
Object type Letter
Maker Kelaher, Bernard Augustine
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Egypt, France
Date made 1915-1916
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM93 12/11/750
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition

Collection relating to the service of 1859 Private Bernard Augustine Kelaher, 14 Company, AMGC, AIF, Australia, Gallipoli, England, Egypt, France, 1915. Collection consists of original and photostat copies of ten letters sent by Private Kelaher to his mother and his sister Nell in Australia.

History / Summary

Biographical note: Clerk; of Orange, NSW, born Bathurst, NSW, educated at St. Stanislaus' College, Bathurst; joined the AIF on 1 February 1915 and was posted to the 2nd Battalion; served in Egypt and Gallipoli, was wounded at Lone Pine, invalided to Australia and returned again to the front, being transferred to the 14th Machine Gun Company; was accidentally killed in France on 26 September 1916; age at time of death, 26.