Kelaher, James Andrew

Personal Details

First nameJames
Middle nameAndrew
Date of birth17/12/1914
Place of birthSydney, NSW
Date of death14/07/1942
Place of deathEgypt
Cause of death

Killed in Action


Son of Andrew Knight Kelaher & Mary Ellen

War Records


ServiceAustralian Army
Service numberNX23252
Date of enlistment31/05/1940
Locality of enlistmentWaverley, NSW
Place of enlistmentPaddington, NSW
Next of kinAndrew Knight Kelaher (father)
Date of death14/07/1942
Place of deathEgypt
Cause of deathKilled in Action
Memorial panel

74 Commemorative Area,
Australian War Museum
Buried El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt - Grave AI.H.17.

Posting at discharge2/2 Machine Gun Battalion
Roll of honourMuttaburra & Sydney

AWM147 Roll of Honour cards, 1939-1945 War, 2nd AIF (Australian Imperial Force) and CMF (Citizen Military Force)


Pte E.A. Kelaher [NX65446] 2/2 M.G. Bn. was also killed in action, 4th November 1942 - Brother

Previous occupation - Shipping Clerk, Sydney NSW