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Private J R Kelly


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Private James Ryder KELLY,  S/39, 1st Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 27th June 1915,  age 34.

Born Manchester, Lancashire.

1905, September, Chorlton Registration District, married Rose Hannah Kelsey.

Child - James Valentine Kelly, born 14th February 1906, Manchester Registration District.


1911 Census - 23 Stanley Street, Hulme, Manchester, Lancashire - James Ryder Kelly, head, age 35, married, letter press printer, (compositor), worker, born Moss Side, Manchester, Lancashire; Rose Hannah Kelly, wife, age 37, married 6 years, 2 children, 1 still alive, housework, at home, born Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester, Lancashire, deaf from birth;  *James Valentine Kelly, son, age 5, going to school, born Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester, Lancashire.

*James Valentine Kelly, otherwise Valitine of 68 Queens Road, Tunbridge Wells, died 25th July 1960, at The British Ratin Companys Laboratory, Felcourt, Surrey. Probate London 22nd September 1960, to Blanche Misdrop Kent Kelly, widow. Effects £2708 4s.


Enlisted Tonbridge, Kent.  Resided 5, Albion Square, St. John's, Tunbridge Wells, Kent.  

24th March 1915, posted BEF.

Buried at  Voormezeele Enclosures No.1. & No.2., I. B. 5., Belgium. Commemorated Southborough War Memorial.

NOTE: Regimental History & Soldiers Died in the Great War show initials as J R and first names as James Ryder; CWGC web site show initials as G R.


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