The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private W T E Kelly


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Private Walter Thomas Ernest KELLY, G/20836, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France,  2nd June 1918, age 18.

22nd June 1899, born Stepney, son of Samuel & Elizabeth Frances Kelly.

16th July 1899, St Dunstan & All Saints, Tower Hamlets, Stepney, baptism of Walter Thomas Kelly, (dock clerk), son of Samuel & Elizabeth Frances Kelly, 67 Senrab Street, Stepney.


1911 Census - 67 Senrab Street, Stepney - Samuel Kelly, head, age 39, married, Dock Clerk, Port of London Authority, worker, born Stepney, London; Elizabeth Francis Kellys, wife, age 41, married 14 years, 5 children, all still alive, born Kennington, London; Sidney Kelly, son, age 13, school, born Stepney, London; Walter Kelly, son, age 11, school, born Stepney, London; William Kelly, son, age 10, school, born Stepney, London; Violet Kelly, daughter, age 7, born Stepney, London; Ethel Kelly, daughter, age 5, born Stepney, London; Jane Poole, boarder, age 76, single, old age pensioner, charwoman, worker, born Stepney, London.


Enlisted age 18 years & 1 month, height 5ft 7¼ inches, weight 127lbs. Resided 220, Strone Road, Manor Park, London. Formerly clerk/ messenger.

Home 21st July 1917 to 30th March 1918; BEF 31st March 1918 to 2nd June 1918.

21st July 1917, Called up fo Service; 23rd July 1917, posted 97th Training Reserve Battalion, Service No. TR/10/108497; 8th December 1917, transferred to 4th Battalion, Sussex Regiment, Service No.G/25081; 31st March 1918, posted BEF; 31st March 1918, embarked; 31st March 1918, Infantry Base Depot, France; 1st April 1918, posted 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment; 3rd April 1918, transferred to Royal West Kent Regiment; 3rd April 1918, posted 1st / 20th London Regiment; 9th April 1918, joined 1st / 20th London Regiment, In the Field.

16th December 1918, date when Separation Allowance of 6/4 a week payable to mother will cease.

15th November 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father, Samuel Kelly, 220, Strone Road, Manor Park. E12; Mother, Elizabeth Kelly, 220, Strone Road, Manor Park. E12; Brothers - Sidney Samuel Kelly, age 21, 220, Strone Road, Manor Park. E12; William John Gratton? Kelly, age 18, 220, Strone Road, Manor Park. E12; Sisters - Violet Kelly, age 15, 220, Strone Road, Manor Park. E12; Ethel L Kelly, age 13, 220, Strone Road, Manor Park. E12.; Grandparents - William Alfred York, 93 Byron Avenue, East Ham; Nephews / Nieces / Uncles / Aunts - Frederick Kelly, age 40, 33 Teddington Road, East Southsea, Hampshire; Rosie Kelly, age 34, Earlstone, Burghclere, Newbury, Berkshire; Maudie Kelly, age 32, 3 Colders Row, Brixton Hill; Frederick Kelly, age 60, 30 Hanbury Street, Norwood, Winnipeg, Canada; William Kelly, age 55, 3 Colders Row, Brixton Hill.

Buried at Dernacourt Communal Cemetery Extension,  Special Memorial 6, France.

NOTE: not included in Regimental History; shown on CWGC web site. 


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