The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private J Kelcher


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Private Joseph Daniel KELCHER, 202762, 1st Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, (formerly 18247, Hampshire Regiment), killed in action, Flanders France, 28th June 1918,  age 19.

Born Eastleigh, Hampshire, son of Francis (Frank) John and Annie Louise Keleher, of 2, Hill Street, Southampton, Hampshire.


1911 Census - St Nicholas Industrial School, Manor Park, East Ham - J D Keleher, age 12, scholar, born Southampton.


Southampton, 10th March 1914 to 19th September 1914.

10th March 1914, enlisted Southampton, 5th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment, Service No.1753, age 15 years & 5 months, height 5ft 2½ inches.  Resided 2, Hill Street, Southampton, Hampshire. Formerly torpedo blade maker, employed by Thornycroft. Preliminary Training, Salisbury. Embodied 5th August 1914 to 18th September 1914. 18th September 1914, discharged Para 156 (4) "conduct unsatisfactory ", (applies to men who conduct themselves in such a way as to render retention undesirable)


Enlisted Winchester, Hampshire.  Resided Southampton, Hampshire.  

Commemorated at  Ploegsteert Memorial, Panel 8, Belgium.

NOTE: Regimental History & Soldiers Died in the Great War show last name as KELCHER & initial J; CWGC web site show lastname as KELEHER and initials as J D (Joseph Daniel).


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