The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private W Kelly


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Private William KELLY,  G/9985,  10th  Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 11th February 1917.  

Born Plumstead, London, SE. son of Joseph Kelly.

7th May 1903, St Luke, Victoria Docks, West Ham, Essex, William Kelly, age 24, father Joseph Kelly, married  Clara Lampard, spinster.

Children -  William Richard Kelly, born 29th March 1909, Canning Town; Arthur Henry Kelly, born 13th September 1910, Canning Town; Edwin John Kelly, 13th December 1913, Canning Town; Eleanora Rosina Kelly, born 3rd December 1915, Silvertown.


1911 Census - 3 Sophia Road, Custom House, London - William Kelly, head, age 32, married, fireman boiler, rubber works, worker, born South Woolwich, Kent; Clara Kelly, wife, age 32, married 9 years, 4 children, 2 still, alive, born Hoxton, London; William Kelly, son, age 2, born Custom House, Essex; Arthur Kelly, son, age 7 months, born Custom House, Essex.


Enlisted Woolwich, SE, age 36 years & 150 days, height 5ft 6¾ inches, weight 139lbs, tattoo crossed swords left forearm, crossed flags right forearm.  Resided 3 Sophia Road, Custom House, E. / 86, Mortlake Road, Custom House, London E16. Formerly labourer, general Royal Ordnance Factories, Woolwich..

17th September 1915, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 17th September 1915, posted 10th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 28th December 1915, Maidstone, overstaying his leave from 10.00am until 11.45pm, 29 hours & 13¼ hours, 3 days confined to Barracks, forfeits 1 days pay; 6th February 1916, Aldershot, overstaying his pass from midnight 6th February 1916, to 1.45am 8th February 1916, 25 hours, 45 minutes, absent, 3 days confined to Barracks, forfeits 2 days pay; 23rd April 1916, absent from midnight, till 12.30am 25th April 1916, 1 day 30 minutes, forfeits 2 days pay, 7 days confined to Barracks; 22nd September 1916, In the Field, absent from 8.30pm Roll Call till 7.00am 23rd inst, 10½ hours, 28 days Field Punishment No.1.

2nd September 1917, date when Separation Allowance of 27/6 a week & Allotment of Pay of 3/6 + 3/6 London Quarters, will cease.

3rd September 1917, pension of 28/9 a week awarded to widow & four children.

Buried at Dickebusch New Military Cemetery, M. 28., Belgium.


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