Kellys Who Died in WW1 1916

Kellys who died in WW I in 1916

Contributed By Joseph A Kelly

  1. Private Patrick Kelly, age 43, of Cheethorpes, Grimsby, England, was killed inaction at Redan Ridge in the Sommeoffensive. A member of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers he had served in the South African War and took part in many battles including the relief of Ladysmith. He is commemorated at Thiepval Memorial in the Somme.

 

  1. Private James Kelly, Booterstown, Co. Dublin, a member of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers, was killed in action in France at the Somme on October 16th, 1916 and is buried at Caterpillar Valley Cemetery

 

  1. Private Frank Kelly, age 38, a native of Mile Mill, Kilcullen,Co. Kildare, a member of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers, was killed in action in France on October 23, 1916, at the Somme and is buried at the London Cemetery, Somme.

 

  1. Private Daniel Kelly, from Dublin, a member of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers, was killed in action in France on October 23, 1916, at the Somme, and is commemorated at the Thiepval Memorial, Somme.

 

  1. Some Kelly and Kelley Servicemen from the British Empire, who died in World War I in 1916.

 

Private A. Kelley, 3/9248, 2nd Bat., Suffolk Regiment, died on Monday November 13, 1916. He is buried in A. I. Queen’s Cemetery, Puisieux, Pas de Calais, France.

 

Private Arthur James Kelley, 50188, age 23, 56th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps, died on Thursday July 20, 1916. He was son of James and Mary Kelley, 23 Forest St., Burnley, Lancs. He is buried in 1. D. 4 La Neuville British Cemetery, Corbie, Somme, France.

 

Private F. Kelley, 11244, 6th Bat., Wiltshire Regiment, died on Monday July 10, 1916. He is buried in 11. A. 25 Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-L’Abbe, Somme, France.

 

Private James Kelley, 139934, 3rd Bat., Canadian Infantry (Ontario Regiment), died on SundayOctober 8, 1916. He is commemorated on Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

 

Bombardier James Kelley, 1703, 49th West Riding Division, Ammunition Col., Royal Field Artillery, died on Wednesday November 15, 1916. He is commemorated on Pier and Face 1. A and 8. A Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

 

Rifleman J. Kelley, C/7892, age 20, 16th Bat., King’s Royal Rifle Corps, died on Tuesday December 19, 1916. He was son of Mrs. Martha Kelley, 70 Broadway Avenue, Marshfield, Bedford. He is buried in XXV. R. 2 Deville Wood Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France.

 

Private W. Kelley, 27371, age 42, 21st Bat., Lancashire Fusiliers, died on Tuesday August 1, 1916. He was husband of S. Law (formerly Kelley) 136 Stamford St., Old Trafford, Manchester. He is buried in 1. 660 Salford (Weaste) Cemetery, Lancashire.

 

Private William Guy Kelley, A/22839, age 18, 8th Bat., Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment), diedon Wednesday June 14, 1916. He was son of Guy and Elizabeth Kelley, 410 Talbot Avenue, Winnipeg. He was born in St. Helens, Lancashire, England. He is buried 11. J. 28 St. Juliet Dressing Station Cemetery, Langemark-Poelkapelle, West-V., Belgium. 

 

Stoker 1st Class William Luxton Kelley, age 22, H.M. S/M. “E24”, Royal Navy, died on Monday March 27, 1916. He was son of James Thomas and Bessie Kelley, High Lighthouse, West St., Hardwick, Essex. He was a native of Morice Town, Devonport. He is commemorated on Panel 17, Chatham Naval Memorial.

 

Private D. Kellie, 27377, 16th Bat., Highland Light Infantry, died on Saturday November 18, 1916. He was husband of Bessie Kelly, 49 Rosebank St., Dundee. He is buried in B. 22 Frankfurt Trench British Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel, Somme, France.

 

Captain Kenneth Harrison Alloa Kellie, age 41, 104th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps, died on Sunday June 25, 1916. He was son of George and Julia Kelly, London and husband of Constance Kellie. He was born in Maida Vale, London. He is buried in 1. H. 11. Albert Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.

 

Private W. S. Kellie, 16/382, 16th Bat., Northumberland Fusiliers, died on Saturday July 1, 1916. He is buried in VI. R. 9 Lonsdale Cemetery, Autuile, Somme, France.

 

Private W. T. Kellie, 30788, 14th Bat., Highland Light Infantry, died on Sunday October 22, 1916. He is buried in 1. E. 24 Barlin Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France.

 

Private A. Kelly, 24018, 12th Bat., The King’s (Liverpool Regiment), died on Sunday February 27, 1916. He is buried in 1. B 6 Bard Cottage Cemetery, Leper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

 

Private Alfred Kelly, 14266, 8th Bat., Royal Dublin Fusiliers, killed in action on Thursday April 27, 1916and is commemorated on Panel 127 to 129 on Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. He was born inBray, County Wicklow. Enlisted in Bray

 

Private Alfred Kelly, 12482, age 24, “A” Coy., 4th Bat., The King’s (Liverpool Regiment), died on Tuesday June 20, 1916. He was son of William and Margaret Ann Kelly, 41 St. George’s Hill, Everton, Liverpool. He is buried in Plot E. Row 1. Grave 2 Calais Southern Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

 

Private A. Kelly, 241280, age 32, South Staffordshire Regiment, died on July 1, 1916.

 

Private Archie Kelly, 27937, age 18, 9th Bat., Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, died on Saturday, July 1, 1916. He was son of Mrs. Maggie Kelly, 33 James St., Coleraine, Co. Derry. He is commemorated on Pier and Face 4 D 5 B, Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Born in Dundovan, County Derry.

 

Private Alexander Kelly, 647, 28th Bat., Australian Infantry, A.I.F., died on Saturday July 29, 1916, and is commemorated on Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Somme, France.

 

Private A. Kelly, 35872, age 23, 17th Bat., The King’s (Liverpool Regiment), died on Sunday July 30, 1916. He was son of William and Louisa Kelly, Braid, Marown, Isle of Man. He is buried in IV. F. 9Guillemont Road Cemetery, Guillemont, Somme, France.

 

Private A. Kelly, 2364 King’s Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment), died on August 8, 1916.

 

Lance Corporal Arthur Kelly, 14404, 13th Bat., The King’s (Liverpool Regiment), died on WednesdayAugust 16, 1916. He is commemorated on Pier and Face 1. D. 8 B. And 8 C Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

 

Private Albert Kelly, 28208, age 19, 1st Bat., The King’s (Liverpool Regiment), died on Saturday August 26, 1916. He was son of Catherine Kelly, 93 Cotton St., Ashton-under-Lyne, and the late Charles Henry Kelly. He is commemorated on Pier and Face 1. D. 8 B and 8 C Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

 

Rifleman A. Kelly, 24/1407, N. Z. Rifle Brigade, died on died on October 1, 1916.

Private A. Kelly, 4735, Argyll and Southern Highlanders, died on November 16, 1916.

 

Lance Corporal A. F. Kelly, 9292, West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own), died on October 24, 1916.

Lance Corporal A. G. G/5256, Royal Sussex Regiment, died on September 9, 1916.

 

Private Albert George Kelly, 424983, age 45, 27th Bat. Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment), died on Friday September 15, 1916. He was son of William Henry and Mary Elizabeth Kelly. He was born in Patna, India. He is buried in IV. A. 22 Courcelette British Cemetery, Somme, France.

 

Rifleman Arthur George Kelly, S/11123, 1st Bat., Rifle Brigade, died on Thursday October 19, 1916. He is commemorated on Pier and Face 16 B and 16C Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

 

Sergeant Albert Henry Kelly, 32574, 108th Battery., 23rd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery, died on Wednesday July 26, 1916 and is commemorated on Pier and Face 1 A and 8A on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. 

 

Private Alfred Henry Betham Kelly, 9696, age 23, 2nd Bat., Royal Irish Regiment, died on Monday July 17, 1916 and is buried in Grave 1. B. 14 in Daors Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. He was son of W. B. Kelly and Mrs. E. M. Kelly, Old Bluffs, Mass., USA and formerly from Westport, Co. Mayo.

 

Corporal Albert James Kelly, 3761, age 23, “C” Coy., 1st Bat., Rifle Brigade, died on Saturday July 1, 1916. He was son of William John Kelly (Bugle Major 1st Bat., K.O.Y.L.I.) And Ellen Pricilla Kelly, 18 Henry St., Gosport, Hants. He is commemorated on Pier and Face 16 B and 16 C Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France

 

Corporal A. L. Kelly, 84, age 39, South African Infantry, died on October 17, 1916.

 

Private Alphonso Patrick Kelly, 139125, age 20, 75th Bat., Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment), died on Saturday November 18, 1916. He was son of Catherine Kelly, 44 Roblock Avenue, Toronto, and the late Patrick Kelly. He is commemorated on Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

 

Lance Corporal A. P. Kelly, 19815, Royal Scots, died on July 1, 1916.

 

Private Andrew Purves Kelly, 40831, age 26, Royal Scots Fusiliers, died on Monday November 13, 1916. He was son of Andrew and Christina Kelly, Cheekhimin, Lauder, Berkshire. He is buried in 1. B. 34 Serre Road, Cemetery, No. 1, Pas de Calais, France.

 

Private A. T. Kelly, 410516, 38th Bat., Canadian Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment), died on MondayNovember 20, 1916. He is buried in VIII. F. 29 Contay British Cemetery, Contay, Somme, France.

 

Private Bernard Kelly, 4207, age 32, 2nd Bat., Leinster Regiment, died on Saturday February 12, 1916and is buried in grave 1. G. 21 in Menin Road South Military Cemetery, Leper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. He was son of Mrs. Mary Anne Kelly, 7 Taylor’s Lane, Dublin. He was born in St. Catherines, Dublin.

 

Pioneer B. Kelly, 120161, Royal Engineers, died on Tuesday February 15, 1916 and is buried in grave K. 645 in Epsom Cemetery, Surrey, England.

 

Rifleman B. Kelly, S/2272, 11th Bat., Rifle Brigade, died on Friday February 25, 1916. He is buried in 1. R. 2 Essex Farm Cemetery, Leper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

 

Private Bert Kelly, 1801, age 20, 27th Bat., Australian Infantry, A.I.F., died on June 29, 1916 and is buried in La Plus Douve Farm Cemetery, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. He was son of Thomas and Mary Kelly, 15th St., Bowden, South Australia.

 

Private B. Kelly, 415157, 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles (Quebec Regiment), died on September 15, 1916.

Lance Corporal B. Kelly, 18444, age 24, King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, died on October 1, 1916.

 

Rifleman B. W. Kelly, R/6531, age 23, King’s Royal Rifle Corps, died on April 3, 1916.

 

Private Charles Kelly, 11369, 13th Bat., The King’s Liverpool Regiment, died on Monday March 27, 1916. He is commemorated on Panel 4 and 6 Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Leper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

 

Lance Corporal C. Kelly, SD/5029, Royal Sussex Regiment, died on June 30, 1916.

 

Private Charles Kelly, 18398, age 27, “B” Coy. 9th Bat., Royal Irish Fusiliers, son of John and Alice Kelly, Battlehill, Portadown, Co. Armagh, died on Saturday, July 1, 1916, and is buried in Hamel Military Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel, (a small village 6.5 Km., north of Albert), Somme, France.

 

Private Christopher Kelly, 20445, age 21, 22nd Bat., Manchester Regiment, died on Saturday July 1, 1916 and is buried in Grave IV. E. 1. Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, Mametz, Somme, France. [Mametz is a town 8 Km east of Albert. The cemetery is a little east of the village on the north side of the road, D64, to Montauban]

 

Private C. Kelly, Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment), died on August 7, 1916.

 

Private Clifford Kelly, 127614, 42nd Bat., Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment), died on FridaySeptember 15, 1916. He is commemorated on Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

 

Corporal Christopher Kelly, 7052, 7th Bat., Royal Munster Fusiliers, died on Wednesday October 4, 1916 and is buried in Lahana Military Cemetery (Grave 1. A. 17), Greece. [Lahana is a village on the old Thessalonica-Series road about 56 Km north-east of Thessalonica. The cemetery lies I Km west of the village] He was born in St. Peter and Pauls, Cork, and resided in Cork City. He was son of Christopher Kelly of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. He enlisted in Cork. He died of wounds in Salonika, Macedonia on October 4, 1916. His brother Denis on the Western Front on August 16, 1915.

 

Private Charles Kelly, 4235, age 20, 2nd Bat., Connaught Rangers, son of Charles and Bridget Kelly,Ardnaree, Ballina, Co. Mayo, died on Friday, November 10, 1916, and is buried in Vevey (St. Martin’s) Cemetery, Switzerland. Vevey is a town on the northern shore of Lake Leman (Constance). In 1916, agreements were made between the Swiss Government, and the French, British and German Governments under which a certain number of wounded prisoners of war were interned in Switzerland.

 

Lance Corporal C. H. Kelly, 6266, 16th Bat., Manchester Regiment, died on Thursday February 3, 1916 and is buried in Cerisby-Gailly Military Cemetery (Grave 1. E. 1), Somme, France.

 

Lance Corporal Charles Joseph Kelly, 4173, age 36, 8th Bat., Royal Munster Fusiliers, died on Saturday July 29, 1916 and is buried in Bethune Town Cemetery (grave V. G. 5), Pas de Calais, France. He was son of Thomas and Mary Kelly, St. Marys,  Dublin.

 

Private Charles James Kelly, 25489, 18th Bat., Lancashire Fusiliers, died on Sunday July 30, 1916. He is commemorated on Pier and Face 3 C and 3 D Thiepval Memorial, France.

 

Private Cornelius John Kelly, 6078, 1st/19th Bat., London Regiment, died on Friday September 15, 1916 and is commemorated on Pier and Face 9 D 9 C 13 C and 12 C  Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

 

Lieutenant Charles Edward Patrick Kelly, age 26, Royal Army Medical Corps, died on Sunday July 2, 1916 and is buried in Grave 1. A. 29 in Dive Copse British Cemetery, Somme, France. He was brother of Mr. A. P. Kelly, The Chalet, Arranmore Rd., Herbert Park, Dublin.

 

Private C. S. Kelly, 1476, Royal Fusiliers, died on November 14, 1916.

 

Private C. W. Kelly, 10/3620, age 26, Wellington Regiment, N.Z.E.F., died on September 15, 1916.

 

Private D. Kelly, 9238, age 35, 3rd Bat., Highland Light Infantry, died on Thursday January 20, 1916.

He was husband of Catherine Kelly, 5 Fore Close, Torry, Aberdeen. He is buried E. 38 South Wall Nigg Parish Churchyard, Aberdeen.

 

Sergeant Denis Kelly, 19779, 7th Bat., Royal Irish Fusiliers, died on Sunday May 21, 1916 and is buried in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Loos, Pas de Calais, France. He was born in Dublin.

 

Corporal D. Kelly, 2464, age 23, Northumberland Fusiliers, died on June 29, 1916.

 

Private D. Kelly, 9238, age 35, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, died on July 14, 1916.

 

Private Denis Kelly, 4285, age 28, 2nd Bat., Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, died on Friday, July 14, 1916. He was son of Francis and Bridget Kelly, Goland Sproul, Castlederg, Co. Tyrone. He is commemorated on Pier and Face 4 D and 5 B, Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

 

Lance Corporal D. Kelly, Australian Infantry, A.I.F., died on August 15, 1916.

 

Private Daniel Kelly, 20303, age 28, “B” Coy. 22nd Bat., Manchester Regiment, died on Sunday August 27, 1916 and is commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Pier and Face 13 A and 14 C), Somme, France. He was son of Daniel and Elizabeth Kelly.

 

Private Denis Kelly, 5385, 6th Bat., Royal Irish Regiment, died on Sunday September 3, 1916 and is buried in V1. A. 4, Serre Road Cemetery, No 2 Somme, France. He was born in Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny.

 

Private D. Kelly, G/5764, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment), died September 15, 1916.

 

Private Daniel Kelly, 13253, 1st Bat., Royal Irish Fusiliers, died on Thursday October 12, 1916 and is commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. His place of birth was KellogsCo. Donegal.

 

Private Daniel Kelly, 25779, 2nd Bat., Royal Dublin Fusiliers, died on Monday October 23, 1916 and is commemorated on Pier and Face 16 C. On the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

 

Private Daniel Kelly, 2297, age 23, Royal Newfoundland Regiment, died on Tuesday November 21, 1916 and is commemorated on Beaumont-Hamel (Newfoundland) Memorial, Somme, France. He wasson of Patrick and Agnes M. Kelly, Gambo, Bonavista.

 

Private Daniel Kelly, Australian Infantry Base Depot, died on December 16, 1916 and is buried inSpringvale Necropolis, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

 

Lance Corporal Daniel Frank Kelly, 3049A, 6th Bat., Australian Infantry, A.I.F., joined services on July 12, 1915 and was killed in action on August 15, 1916, and is commemorated on Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Somme, France.

 

Private D. P. Kelly, 13094, age 19, Dorsetshire Regiment, died on September 16, 1916.

 

Private Edward Kelly, 17001, age 30, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, died on Thursday, January 27, 1916. He was born in Comertown, Co. Westmeath.

 

Sergeant Edward Kelly, 20659, 8th Bat., Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, died on Thursday, April 27, 1916.He is buried in VI. E. 3, Dud Corner Cemetery, Loos, Pas de Calais, France. He was born inWhitehouse, Co. Antrim.

 

Private E. Kelly, 19662, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, died on May 23, 1916.

 

Sergeant Edward Kelly, 11191, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, unit 6th Battalion, died on Sunday, May 28, 1916 Mesopotamia. Grave VII. F11 Cemetery Amara War Cemetery in Iraq. He was born in Wicklow and enlisted in Bolton while living in Wicklow.

 

Private E. Kelly, 17399, Manchester Regiment, died on August 26, 1916.

 

Private E. Kelly, 6332, 8th Bat., The King’s (Liverpool Regiment), died on Thursday September 28, 1916. He was son and Lucy Kelly. He is buried in C. 7 Longueval Road Cemetery, Somme, France.

 

Gunner E. Kelly, 2008, “C” Coy., 182 Brigade, Royal Field Artillery, died on Sunday October 1, 1916 and is buried in Sp. Memorial. 46, Guard’s Cemetery, Lesboeufs, Somme, France.

 

Private Edward Kelly, 4811, 19th Bat., Australian Infantry, A.I.F., killed in action on November 14, 1916and is commemorated on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Somme, France.

 

Private E. Kelly, 49066, age 27, 1st Bat., Cheshire Regiment, died on Sunday, December 24, 1916. He was son of Patrick and Mary Kelly, 35 Gradwell St., Stockport, Cheshire. He is buried in 111. D. 18,Gorre British and Indian Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

 

Private Ernest Arthur Kelly, 75724, 29th Bat., Canadian Infantry (British Columbia Regiment), died on Saturday March 11, 1916. He was son of Lucy Kelly, 53 Ashley Hill, Bristol and the late Robert Kelly. He is commemorated on a special memorial in Bristol (Greenbank) Cemetery, Gloucestershire.

 

Sergeant Edward L. Kelly, 23081, 2nd Bat., Canadian Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment), died on Saturday September 9, 1916. He is commemorated on Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

 

Lance Corporal E. J. Kelly, 11744, age 24, Scots Guards, died on March 17, 1916.

 

Private E. J. Kelly, 843, age 23, Royal Fusiliers, died on April 20, 1916.

 

Private E. P. Kelly, 467408, 8th Bat., Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment), died on TuesdaySeptember 26, 1916. He is buried in VI. D. 8 Courcelette British Cemetery, Somme, France.

 

Private E. P. Kelly, 183719, Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment), died on October 1, 1916.

 

Private F. Kelly, 11925, age 21, Dorsetshire Regiment, died on February 16, 1916.

 

Lance Sergeant F. Kelly, 11637, York and Lancaster Regiment, died on July 1, 1916.

 

Lance Corporal F. Kelly, 12996, York and Lancaster Regiment, died on July 1, 1916.

 

Private F. Kelly, 13857, South Staffordshire Regiment, died on July 12, 1916.

 

Private Frank Kelly, 8190, 1st Bat., Black Watch (Royal Highlanders), died on Tuesday July 25, 1916. He is commemorated on Pier and Face 10A, Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

 

Private F. Kelly, 2031, Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment), died on September 3, 1916.

 

Private Francis Kelly, 5382, age 43, 1st Bat., Royal Munster Fusiliers, died on Saturday September 9, 1916 and is commemorated on pier and face 16 C. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. He was son of James and Rose Kelly, Ravella, Terrace, Aughnacloy, Co. Tyrone.

 

Private F. Kelly, 32287, 2nd Bat., Lancashire Fusiliers, died on Thursday October 12, 1916. He is buried in XI. ZZ. 3 Guards Cemetery, Lesboeufs, Somme, France.

 

Private F. Kelly, 147749, age 42, Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment), died on October 14, 1916.

 

Private Frank Kelly, 25685, age 38, 2nd Bat., Royal Dublin Fusiliers, died on Monday October 23, 1916and is buried in London Cemetery and Extension (Grave 8. F. 21), Longueval, Somme, France. He wasson of the late John and Mary Kelly, Kilcullen, Co. Kildare.

 

Sergeant F. Kelly, 15170, age 28, 52nd Coy., Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), died on Saturday November 4, 1916 and is buried in Grave V. G. 3 in Bancourt British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. He was son of Mr. and Mrs. Kelly, 13 Victoria St., Trealaw, Dinas (Rhonda), Glam., Wales.

 

Private Frank A. Kelly, 69482, age 24, 26th Bat., Canadian Infantry (New Brunswick Regiment), died on Friday September 15, 1916. He was son of William and Ellen Kelly (née Lyons), Chatham, New Brunswick. He is commemorated on Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

 

Private Frederick Charles Kelly, 1706, age 26, 31st Bat., Australian Infantry, A.I.F., killed in action on July 20, 1916. He was son of William and Sarah Kelly, Kowbi. Queensland, and was born in Childers, Queensland. He is buried in Rue-Petillon Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix, Pas de Calais, France.

 

Trooper F. G. Kelly, 9/2189, age 20, N. Z. Training Unit, died March 15, 1916.

 

Corporal F. H. Kelly, G/1942, Durham Light Infantry, died on March 27, 1916.

 

Leading Seaman Francis John Kelly, 215040, age 30, H.M.S. Russell, Royal Navy, died on Thursday, April 27 1916.  He is commemorated on Panel 15, Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent.

 

Private F. J. Kelly, 7/2559, Auckland Regiment, N.Z.E.F., died on September 23, 1916.

 

Private Francis Michael Kelly, 3164, age 39, 28th Bat., Australian Infantry A.I.F., killed in action on November 6, 1916. He was son of Michael and Ann Kelly, and Husband of Lilian M. Kelly, 590 High St., Freemantle, W.A.,           and was born in Victoria. He is commemorated on Villiers-Bretonneux Memorial, Somme, France.

 

Able Seaman Felix Ruddy Kelly, J/19472, age 21, H.M.S. Queen Mary, Royal Navy, died on  Wednesday, May 31, 1916. He was son of Francis and Elizabeth Kelly, Rathmore, Cabra Park, DublinHe is commemorated on Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon, Panel 12.

 

Private Fred Stanley Kelly, 445377, age 24, 21st Bat., Canadian Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment), died on Friday September 15, 1916. He was husband of Mrs. Elizabeth J. O. Kelly, 190 Woolwich Rd., Charlton, London, England. He is commemorated on Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

 

Lieutenant Commander F. S. Kelly, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, died on November 13, 1916.

 

Private Francis Vincent Kelly, 424476, 28th Bat., Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment), died on Tuesday September 26, 1916. He is commemorated on Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

 

Private G. Kelly, S/11088, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, died on January 2, 1916.

 

Private G. Kelly, 26242, Royal Scots, died on May 19, 1916.  He is commemmorated in 13.672 Glasgow  Eastern Necropolis

 

Rifleman George Kelly, 18005, 13th Bat., Royal Irish Rifles, died on Saturday July 1, 1916 and is commemorated on Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. He was born in Newtownards, Co. Down.

 

Private George Kelly, 15153, 16th Bat., Highland Light Infantry, died on Saturday July 1, 1916. He is commemorated on Pier and Face 15 C. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

 

Private George Abner Kelly, 185, age 32, 21st Bat., Australian Infantry, A.I.F., died in hospital at Harefield of disease, on April 17, 1916. He was the son of William and Lucinda Kelly, Boweya, Victoria, Australia. He is buried at Harefield (St. Mary’s) Churchyard, Middlesex, England. His brother Thomas Arthur Kelly, age 24, was to die on October 4, 1917, and is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial.

 

Private Gilbert Grace Kelly, 10/2986, age 25, Wellington Regiment, N.Z.E.F., died on September 26, 1916. He is commemorated on Castlepillar Valley (New Zealand) Memorial.

 

Private George Hedley Kelly, 37044, 1st Bat., Manchester Regiment, died on Thursday July 1, 1916 and is commemorated on Basra Memorial, Iraq.

 

Private G. H. Kelly, 4148, age 30, Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment), died on September 17, 1916.

Sergeant G. H. Kelly, 16483, age 29, Bedfordshire Regiment, died on July 30, 1916.

 

Sergeant H. Kelly, 7318, Sherwood Foresters (Notts. and Derby Regiment), died on February 12, 1916.

 

Private H. Kelly, 61174, 22nd Bat., Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment), died on Sunday April 23, 1916. He is buried in VI. D. 3A, Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

 

Private H. Kelly, 2997, age 22, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, died on June 20, 1916.

 

Private H. Kelly, 32627, Yorkshire Regiment, August 2, 1916.

 

Private H. Kelly, 22972, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), died on October 25, 1916.

 

Private Harold Alva Kelly, 3050, age 24, 6th Bat., Australian Infantry, A.I.F., son of Charles and Alice Kelly, 70 Napier St., Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia, was killed in action on August 16, 1916, and is buried in Sunken Road Cemetery, Contalmaison, Somme, France.

 

Private Harold Blanchford Kelly, 129709, 72nd Bat., Canadian Infantry (British Columbia Regiment), died on Saturday November 25, 1916. He is commemorated on Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais. France.

 

Private Herbert D. Kelly, 48512, age 21, 4th Bat., The King’s (Liverpool Regiment), died on SaturdayOctober 28, 1916. He was son of William Alfred and Margaret Elizabeth Kelly. He is commemorated on Pier and Face 1. D. 8 B and 8 C Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

 

Private H. E. Kelly, 4891, age 20, 2nd/19th Bat, County of London, London Regiment, died on Wednesday August 16, 1916 and is buried in grave 111. E. 4., Ecoivres Military Cemetery, Mont-St. Eloi, Pas de Calais, France. He was foster son of Kate Russell, 34 Salisbury Rd., Highgate Hill, London.

 

Private Henry Fletcher Kelly, 21412, age 26, 19th Bat., The King’s (Liverpool Regiment), died on Tuesday July 11, 1916. He was son of Ann Elizabeth Kelly, 9 Underly St., Edge Hill, Liverpool. He is commemorated on Pier and Face 1 D 8 B and 8 C Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

 

Private H. J. Kelly, 110290, 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles (Quebec Regiment), died on June 7, 1916.

 

Private Henry Mitchell Kelly, 3261, age 24, 1st/6th Bat., Black Watch (Royal Highlanders), died on Monday April 3, 1916. He was son of John and Rebecca Kelly, Mochan, Castlecaulfield, Co. TyroneHe is buried in 11. B. Z Maroeuil British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. He was born in Coleraine, Co. Derry.

 

Private H. R. Kelly, TF/4407, age 19, Middlesex Regiment, died on August 31, 1916.

 

Corporal H. T. Kelly, 10786, age 35, Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry, died on June 16, 1916.

 

Leading Stoker Herbert Thomas Kelly, K/3232, age 33, H.M.S. Ardent, Royal Navy, died on Thursday, June 1, 1916. He was son of Thomas and Clara Kelly, 11 Holingdean Rd., Brighton. He is commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, on Pane 16.

 

Private John Kelly, 51289, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (Eastern Ontario Reg.,), died on January 21, 1916. He is commemorated on Panel 10 Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

Ypres (now Ieper) is a town in the Province of West Flanders. The Memorial is situated at the eastern side of the town on the road to Menin (Menen) and Courtrai (Kortrijk). Each night at 8 pm the traffic is stopped at the Menin Gate while members of the local Fire Brigade sound the Last Post in the roadway under the Memorial’s arches.

The Menin Gate is one of four memorials to the missing in Belgian Flanders which cover the area known as the Ypres Salient. Broadly speaking, the Salient stretched from Langemarck in the north to the northern edge in Ploegsteert Wood in the south, but it varied in area and shape throughout the war. The Salient was formed during the First Battle of Ypres in October and November 1914, when a small British Expeditionary Force succeeded in securing the town before the onset of winter, pushing the German forces back to the Passchendaele Ridge. The Second Battle of Ypres began in April 1915 when the Germans released poison gas into the Allied lines north of Ypres. This was the first time gas had been used by either side and the violence of the attack forced an Allied withdrawal and a shortening of the line of defence. There was little more significant activity on this front until 1917, when in the Third Battle of Ypres an offensive was mounted by Commonwealth forces to divert German attention from a weakened French front further south. The initial attempt in June to dislodge the Germans from the Messines Ridge was a complete success, but the main assault north-eastward, which began at the end of July, quickly became a dogged struggle against determined opposition and the rapidly deteriorating weather. The campaign finally came to a close in November with the capture of Passchendaele. The German offensive of March 1918 met with some initial success, but was eventually checked and repulsed in a combined effort by the Allies in September. The battles of the Ypres Salient claimed many lives on both sides and it quickly became clear that the commemoration of members of the Commonwealth forces with no known grave would have to be divided between several different sites. The site of the Menin Gate was chosen because of the hundreds of thousands of men who passed through it on their way to the battlefields. It commemorates those of all Commonwealth nations (except New Zealand) who died in the Salient, in the case of United Kingdom casualties before 16 August 1917. Those United Kingdom and New Zealand servicemen who died after that date are named on the memorial at Tyne Cot, a site which marks the furthest point reached by Commonwealth forces in Belgium until nearly the end of the war. Other New Zealand casualties are commemorated on memorials at Buttes New British Cemetery and Messines Ridge British Cemetery. The YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL now bears the names of more than 54,000 officers and men whose graves are not known. The memorial, designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield with sculpture by Sir William Reid-Dick, was unveiled by Lord Plumer in July 1927. No. of Identified Casualties: 54322

 

Private J. Kelly, 16583, age 26, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), died on January 31, 1916. He is buried in grave IV. H. 71 Bethune Town Cemetery.

Bethune is 29 kilometres north of Arras. From the town centre of Bethune, turn right in front of the Tribunal and second right at the bottom of the road down to the cul-de-sac where the cemetery will be found.

For much of the First World War, Bethune was comparatively free from bombardment and remained an important railway and hospital centre, as well as a corps and divisional headquarters. The 33rd Casualty Clearing Station was in the town until December 1917. Early in 1918, Bethune began to suffer from constant shell fire and in April 1918, German forces reached Locon, five kilometres to the north. The bombardment of 21 May did great damage to the town and it was not till October that pressure from the Germans was relaxed. Bethune Town Cemetery contains 3,004 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, including 26 men of the 1/8th Manchester Regiment who were killed by a bomb on 22 December 1917 while marching to rest billets. Second World War burials number 19. There are also 122 French and 87 German war graves. The Commonwealth section of the cemetery was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens. No. of Identified Casualties: 3181

 

Sapper J. Kelly, 132760, 252 Coy., Royal Engineers, died on Friday February 18, 1916 and is buried in grave A. 17. 23. St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France.

 

Private J. Kelly, 22031, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), died on February 20, 1916. He is buried in grave 21. 1210 Glasgow Eastern Necropolis.

 

Private J. Kelly, 10980, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, died on February 29, 1916. He is commemorated on Bay 7, Arras Memorial.

The Arras Memorial is in the Faubourg-d’Amiens Cemetery, which is in the Boulevard du General de Gaulle in the western part of the town of Arras. The cemetery is near the Citadel, approximately 2 kilometres due west of the railway station.

The French handed over Arras to Commonwealth forces in the spring of 1916 and the system of tunnels upon which the town is built were used and developed in preparation for the major offensive planned for April 1917. The Commonwealth section of the FAUBOURG D’AMIENS CEMETERY was begun in March 1916, behind the French military cemetery established earlier. It continued to be used by field ambulances and fighting units until November 1918. The cemetery was enlarged after the Armistice when graves were brought in from the battlefields and from two smaller cemeteries in the vicinity. The cemetery contains 2,651 Commonwealth burials of the First World War. In addition, there are 30 war graves of other nationalities, most of them German. During the Second World War, Arras was occupied by United Kingdom forces headquarters until the town was evacuated on 23 May 1940. Arras then remained in German hands until retaken by Commonwealth and Free French forces on 1 September 1944. The cemetery contains seven Commonwealth burials of the Second World War. The graves in the French military cemetery were removed after the First World War, to other burial grounds and the land they had occupied was used for the construction of the Arras Memorial and Arras Flying Services Memorial. The ARRAS MEMORIAL commemorates almost 35,000 servicemen from the United Kingdom, South Africa and New Zealand who died in the Arras sector between the spring of 1916 and 7 August 1918, the eve of the Advance to Victory, and have no known grave. The most conspicuous events of this period were the Arras offensive of April-May 1917, and the German attack in the spring of 1918. Canadian and Australian servicemen killed in these operations are commemorated by memorials at Vimy and Villers-Bretonneux. A separate memorial remembers those killed in the Battle of Cambrai in 1917. The ARRAS FLYING SERVICES MEMORIAL commemorates nearly 1,000 airmen of the Royal Naval Air Service, the Royal Flying Corps, and the Royal Air Force, either by attachment from other arms of the forces of the Commonwealth or by original enlistment, who were killed on the whole Western Front and who have no known grave. Both cemetery and memorial were designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, with sculpture by Sir William Reid Dick. No. of Identified Casualties: 34717

 

Private John Kelly, 23109, age 23, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, died on March 17, 1916.

Son of Michael and Margaret Kelly, of 34, Prospect Row, Limerick. Born at Aldershot

He is buried in grave 11 T 11 St. Vaasst Post Military Cemetery, Richebourg, L’Avoue.

The cemetery lies near the village of Richebourg-l’Avoue which is 9 kilometres north-east of Bethune. From Bethune follow the D.171 toward Armentieres and progress onto the D.166 proceeding into the outskirts of Richebourg. Take a left turning into Rue des Charbonniers for approximately 2 kilometres and the cemetery is on the right hand side.

Richebourg-L’Avoue village remained in British hands from the Autumn of 1914 to the 9th April, 1918, though the front line was within 1.6 kilometres of it. It was recovered in September, 1918. The strong point from which the cemetery was named was in turn named from the hamlet of St. Vaast, between the village of Richebourg-St. Vaast and Goix-Barbee. It stands in an old orchard between two farm buildings, where a trench tramway had its terminus and a Dressing Station was established. It was begun in May, 1915, at the time of the Battle of Festubert, and used by fighting units and Field Ambulances until July, 1917. In April and May, 1918, the Germans buried 90 of their men at the South-East end, and in September and October, 1918, 18 further British dead were buried in Plot V. Eleven Portuguese soldiers buried here in May-July, 1917, have been removed to the Portuguese Military Cemetery. There are now nearly 800, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, a small number are unidentified. Special memorials are erected to three soldiers from the United Kingdom, buried in the cemetery, whose graves cannot now be traced. There are 91 German burials here, 34 being unidentified. The cemetery covers an area of 4,080 square metres and is enclosed by a flint wall. No. of Identified Casualties: 850

 

Rifleman James Kelly, 2347, 1st Bat., Royal Irish Rifles, died on Tuesday March 21, 1916 (from rifle fire in the trenchesand is buried in Rue-du-Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix, Pas de Calais, France. He was born in Maghera, Co. Derry.

 

Sergeant John Kelly, 235, Seaforth Highlanders, died on April 6, 1916. He is commemorated on Panel 37 & 64 Basra Memorial.

 

Private J. Kelly, PLY/18288, Royal Marine Light Infantry, died on April 6, 1916. He is commemorated in Church S. L. 15 Ford Park Cemetery formerly Plymouth Old Cemetery (Pennycomequick).

 

Private James Kelly, 14785, age 29, North Staffordshire Regiment, died on April 9, 1916. He is commemorated on Pane 34, Basra Memorial, Iraq.

Son of the late John and Ann Kelly

Until 1997 the Basra Memorial was located on the main quay of the naval dockyard at Maqil, on the west bank of the Shatt-al-Arab, about 8 kilometres north of Basra. Because of the sensitivity of the site, the Memorial was moved by presidential decree. The move, carried out by the authorities in Iraq, involved a considerable amount of manpower, transport costs and sheer engineering on their part, and the Memorial has been re-erected in its entirety. The Basra Memorial is now located 32 kilometres along the road to Nasiriyah, in the middle of what was a major battleground during the first Gulf War. The Panel Numbers quoted at the end of each entry relate to the panels dedicated to the Regiment served with. Historical Information: The Basra Memorial commemorates more than 40,500 members of the Commonwealth forces who died in the operations in Mesopotamia from the Autumn of 1914 to the end of August 1921 and whose graves are not known.

Until 1997 the Basra Memorial was located on the main quay of the naval dockyard at Maqil, on the west bank of the Shatt-al-Arab, about 8 kilometres north of Basra. Because of the sensitivity of the site, the Memorial was moved by presidential decree. The move, carried out by the authorities in Iraq, involved a considerable amount of manpower, transport costs and sheer engineering on their part, and the Memorial has been re-erected in its entirety. The Basra Memorial is now located 32 kilometres along the road to Nasiriyah, in the middle of what was a major battleground during the first Gulf War. The Panel Numbers quoted at the end of each entry relate to the panels dedicated to the Regiment served with. Historical Information: The Basra Memorial commemorates more than 40,500 members of the Commonwealth forces who died in the operations in Mesopotamia from the Autumn of 1914 to the end of August 1921 and whose graves are not known.

 

Private J. Kelly, 14062, 4th Bat., The King’s (Liverpool Regiment), died on Saturday April 15, 1916. He is buried in J. 8 Cambrin Churchyard Extension, Pas de Calais, France.

 

 

Private J. Kelly, 9777, 2nd Bat., Durham Light Infantry, died on Friday April 28, 1916, and is buried inEssex Farm Cemetery, Leper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

 

Private J. Kelly, 21026, age 32, 9th Bat., Lancashire Fusiliers, died on Sunday April 30, 1916. He wasson of Patrick and Ann Kelly. He was born in Sunderland. He is buried in 10 A. 5542. U. Sunderland (Ryhope Road) Cemetery, Durham.

 

Fireman Joseph Kelly, age 28, Mercantile Marine, died on May 2, 1916. He is commemorated on Towe Hill Memorial. Son of James and Mary Ann Kelly; husband of Isabella Kelly (nee Robson), of 9, Fenwick Row, Seaham Harbour, Co. Durham. Born at Seaham.

 

The Tower Hill Memorial commemorates men and women of the Merchant Navy and Fishing Fleets who died in both World Wars and who have no known grave. It stands on the south side of the garden of Trinity Square, London, close to The Tower of London. The Memorial Register may be consulted at Trinity House Corporation, Trinity Square (Cooper’s Row entrance), Tower Hill, London EC3 N4DH, which will be found behind the Memorial. Tel: 020 7481 6900.

In the First World War, the civilian navy’s duty was to be the supply service of the Royal Navy, to transport troops and supplies to the armies, to transport raw materials to overseas munitions factories and munitions from those factories, to maintain, on a reduced scale, the ordinary import and export trade, to supply food to the home country and – in spite of greatly enlarged risks and responsibilities – to provide both personnel and ships to supplement the existing resources of the Royal Navy. Losses of vessels were high from the outset, but had peaked in 1917 when in January the German government announced the adoption of “unrestricted submarine warfare”. The subsequent preventative measures introduced by the Ministry of Shipping – including the setting up of the convoy system where warships were used to escort merchant vessels – led to a decrease in losses but by the end of the war, 3,305 merchant ships had been lost with a total of 17,000 lives. In the Second World War, losses were again considerable in the early years, reaching a peak in 1942. The heaviest losses were suffered in the Atlantic, but convoys making their way to Russia around the North Cape, and those supplying Malta in the Mediterranean were also particularly vulnerable to attack. In all, 4,786 merchant ships were lost during the war with a total of 32,000 lives. More than one quarter of this total was lost in home waters. The First World War section of the Tower Hill Memorial commemorates almost 12, 000 Mercantile Marine casualties who have no grave but the sea. The memorial was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens with sculpture by Sir William Reid-Dick. The Second World War extension, designed by Sir Edward Maufe, with sculpture by Charles Wheeler, bears almost 24,000 names. No. of Identified Casualties: 35808

 

 

Rifleman James Kelly, 7194, age 18, 2nd Bat., Royal Irish Rifles, died on Wednesday May 17, 1916 and is buried in Ecoivres Military Cemetery, Mont-St. Eloi Pas de Calais, France. He was son of Daniel and Mary Ellen Kelly, Market St., Cootehill, Co. Cavan. (Irelands Memorial record says Drumgoor, Co. Cavan.)

 

Private J. Kelly, 14948, age 47, West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own), died on May 21, 1916. He is buried in grave V. A. 10 La Laiterie Military Cemetery. He was brother-in-law of Mrs. T. Williams, 20 Harrowgate St., Everton, Liverpool. He is buried in IX. B. 1 S. La Laiterie Military Cemetery, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

La Laiterie Military Cemetery is located 7 Km south of Ieper town centre on the Kemmelseweg (N331), connecting Ieper to Kemmel. From Ieper town centre the Kemmelseweg is reached via the Rijselsestraat, through the Lille Gate (Rijselpoort) and straight on towards Armentieres (N336). 900 metres after the crossroads is the right hand

turning onto the Kemmelseweg made prominent by a level crossing. The cemetery is located on the right hand side of the road, 5 km after joining the Kemmelseweg.

The cemetery, named from a dairy farm, was begun in November 1914 and used Son of James and Hannah Kelly, of 41, Hornby St., Bury, Lancs.

La Laiterie Military Cemetery is located 7 Km south of Ieper town centre on the Kemmelseweg (N331), connecting Ieper to Kemmel. From Ieper town centre the Kemmelseweg is reached via the Rijselsestraat, through the Lille Gate (Rijselpoort) and straight on towards Armentieres (N336). 900 metres after the crossroads is the right hand until October 1918 by units holding this sector of the front. The different plots were, to a great extent, treated as regimental burial grounds; the majority of the graves in Plots II, III and X, for instance, were those of the 26th, 25th and 24th Canadian Infantry Battalions, respectively, and all but one of the graves in Plot VIII are those of the 5th Northumberland Fusiliers. On 25 April 1918, the cemetery fell into German hands, but it was retaken at the beginning of September. After the Armistice, graves were brought into the cemetery from the battlefields north and north-east of Kemmel. There are now 751 Commonwealth casualties of the First World War buried or commemorated in this cemetery. 180 of the burials are unidentified and special memorials commemorate two servicemen whose graves were destroyed in later fighting. The cemetery was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens. No. of Identified Casualties: 571

 

 

 

Private J. Kelly, 14433, 23rd Bat., The King’s (Liverpool Regiment), died on Monday May 22, 1916.

  1. B. 15. Cemetery: LA LAITERIE MILITARY CEMETERY

Brother-in-law of Mrs. T. Williams, of 20, Harrogate St., Everton, Liverpool

 

Private Joseph Kelly, 21189, 8th Bat., Royal Irish Fusiliers, died on Thursday May 25, 1916 and is buried in Vermelles British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France (grave IV C. 18). IMR says he was born in Ireland Ireland.

 

Private James Kelly, 10349, age 23, 1st Bat., Connaught Rangers, son of Jack Kelly, 18 Stafford St., Dublindied on Saturday, May 27, 1916, and is commemorated on Face E, Kirkee 1914-18, adjoining the University town of Poona, on the Plateau above Bombay, India.

 

Able Seaman James Kelly, J/20255, H.M.S. Queen Mary, Royal Navydied on Wednesday, May 31, 1916. HMS “Indefatigable”, and is commemorated on Panel 13, on Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire.

 

Stoker James Kelly, 8392S, age 21, Royal Naval Reserve, died on May 31, 1916. HMS “Shark”. He is commemorated on 13 Portsmouth Naval Memorial.

Son of John and Maria Kelly, of 4, Townhead St., Stevenston, Ayrshire.

 

Private Joseph Kelly, PLY/15555, Royal Marine Light Infantry, died on May 31, 1916. He is commemorated on 18 Plymouth Memorial.

 

Private J. Kelly, 431009, 28th Bat., Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment), died on Tuesday June 6, 1916. He is commemorated on Panel 18 – 26 – 28 Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Leper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

 

Private J. Kelly, 18233, age 31, 1st Bat., The King’s (Liverpool Regiment), died on Friday June 9, 1916. He was husband of S. E. Kelly, 17 Dalkeith St., Princess Park, Liverpool. He is buried in 111. C. 7Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, Pas de Calais, France.

 

Private J. Kelly, 11845, North Staffordshire Regiment, died on June 12, 1916. He is buried in grave VII E 7 Amara War Cemetery.

 

Lance Corporal Joseph Kelly, 19994, 8th Bat., Royal Irish Fusiliers, died on Friday June 16, 1916 and is buried in Bois-Carre Military Cemetery, (Grave G. 1) Haisnes, Pas de Calais, France. He was born inArmagh.

 

Private James Kelly, 6255, age 23, 2nd Bat., Irish Guards, died on Tuesday June 24, 1916 from pneumonia and is buried in grave VIII. B. 14, Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.  He was born in Wexford, County Wexford. He enlisted in Wexford. He washusband of Mary Kelly, Corn Market, Wexford.

 

Private James Kelly, 1960, 2nd Bat., Royal Munster Fusiliers, died on Sunday June 25, 1916 and is commutated on Arras Memorial (Bay 9), Pas de Calais, France. He was born in Greenwich, Kent.

 

Rifleman James Kelly, 4/6687, 1st Bat., Royal Irish Rifles, died on Saturday July 1, 1916 and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. He was born in Saintfield, Co. Down[60 R.I.R men killed on July 1, 1916]

 

Lance Corporal James Kelly, 19925 (? 9929), 8th Bat., York and Lancaster Regiment, killed in action on Sturday, July 1, 1916. Born Creggs, Co. Galway.

 

Private James Kelly, 9507, 1st Bat., Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, died on Saturday, July 1, 1916. He is commemorated on Pier and Face 4 D and 5 B, Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. He was born inSt. Catherine’s, Dublin.

 

Private James Kelly, 5630, 1st Bat., Royal Dublin Fusiliers, died on Saturday July 1, 1916 and is buried in grave 11. A. 3. Auchonvillers Military Cemetery, Somme, France. He was son of Mrs. Kelly, New Building LaneKilkenny.

 

Private James Kelly, 334, Northumberland Fusiliers (Tyneside Irish Brigade), died on Saturday, July 1, 1916. He is commemorated on Pier and Face 10 B 11 B & 12 b Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. He was born in Eldon Colliery, Durham.

 

Driver John Kelly, T/17523, age 36, Army Services Corps, died on July 1, 1916. He is buried in C. RC grave 81, Warrington Cemetery. Son of John and Rose Kelly; husband of Margaret Kelly, of 114, Peirpoint St., Warrington.

 

 

Private John Kelly, 20370, age 25, 22nd Bat., Manchester Regiment, died on Saturday July 1, 1916 and is commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Pier and Face 13 A and 14 C), Somme, France. He was son of Mary Hopkins (formerly Kelly), 38 Lower Byron St., Deansgate, Manchester and the late Thomas Kelly.

 

Private James Kelly, 17832, age 21, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, died on July 1, 1916. He is commemorated on Pier and Face 4A & 4D Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

Son of Peter and Elizabeth Kelly, of 13, Oldham St., Tyldesley, Manchester.

 

Private James Kelly, 3241, 1st Bat., Lancashire Fusiliers, died on Saturday July 1, 1916. He is commemorated on Pier and Face 3 C and 3 D Thiepval Memorial, Somme.

 

Private John Kelly, 11861, King’s Own (Royal Lancashire Regiment), died on July 1, 1916. He is commemorated on Pier and Face 5D & 12B Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

 

Corporal James Kelly, 767, South Lancashire Regiment, died on July 3, 1916. He is commemorated on Pier and Face 3C & 3A Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

 

Private John Kelly, 33622, age 38, 9th Bat., Cheshire Regiment, died on Monday, July 3, 1916. Brother of Mrs. Catherine English, 79 Back William St., Pallion, Sunderland. He is commemorated on Pier and Face 3 C and 4 A, Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

 

Private John Kelly, 20031, 1st Bat., Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, died on Monday, July 3, 1916. He is buried in IV. C. 1, Abbeyville Communal Cemetery, Somme, France. He was born in Danesere, Co. Antrim.

 

Private Joseph Kelly, 14876, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, died on July 4, 1916. He is commemorated on Pier and Face 11 A, Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

 

Private J. Kelly, 7475, 1st Bat., Connaught Rangers, died Wednesday, July 5, 1916, and is buried in grave V. Q. 8 in  Basra War Cemetery, Iraq.

 

Private James Kelly, 19661, age 19, 13th Bat., The King’s (Liverpool Regiment), died on Friday July 14, 1916. He was son of Joseph and Elizabeth Kelly, 19 Gregory St., West Gorton, Manchester. He is commemorated on Pier and Face 1. D. 8 B and 8 C Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

 

Private J. Kelly, S/6988, 1st Bat., Black Watch (Royal Highlanders), died on Friday July 14, 1916. He is buried in B. 14 Fricourt British Cemetery, Somme, France.

 

Private John Kelly, 13851, age 28, Cameron Highlanders, died on July 17, 1916. He is buried in grave IV G 5, Vermelles British Cemetery.

Vermelles is a village 10 kilometres north-west of Lens. From Lens take the N43, towards Bethune, to its junction with the D75 in Mazingarbe. Turn right at this junction and continue for approximately 900 metres when Vermelles British Cemetery will be found on the left hand side of the road.

Vermelles was in German hands from the middle of October 1914 to the beginning of December 1914, when it was recaptured by the French. The cemetery was begun in August 1915 (though a few graves are slightly earlier), and during the Battle of Loos, when the Chateau was used as a dressing station, Plot I was completed. It was laid out and fenced by the Pioneers of the 1st Gloucesters, and known for a long time as “Gloucester Graveyard”. The remaining Plots were made by the Divisions (from the Dismounted Cavalry Division onwards) holding the line 1.6 kilometres East of the cemetery until April 1917, and they incorporated a few isolated French graves of October 1914. From April 1917, to the Armistice, the cemetery was closed; but after the Armistice graves were brought in (to Plots II, IV and VI) from the battlefields to the East. There are now over 2134 First World War casualties commemorated in this cemetery. Of these, 198 are unidentified and special memorials are erected to six soldiers from the United Kingdom, known to be buried among them. This cemetery also contains the graves of 11 casualties of other nationalities. This cemetery was designed by Sir Herbert Baker. No. of Identified Casualties: 1942

 

Private John Kelly, 2868, age 35, 60th Bat., Australian Infantry, A.I.F., son of the late Charles and Agnes Kelly, a native of Glasgow, Scotland, killed in action on July 19, 1916, and is commemorated on pane 21, V.C. Corner, Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles Nord, France.

 

Lance Corporal Joseph Kelly, 1690, age 34, 56th Bat., Australian Infantry, A.I.F., son of Edward and Mary Ann Kelly, Railway Reserve, Lawson St., Hamilton, N.S.W., a native of East Maitland,, N.S.W., was killed in action on July 20, 1916, and is buried in Anzac Cemetery, Sailly-Sur-La-Lys, Pas Calais, France..

 

Private James Kelly, 12449, age 23, Cameron Highlanders, died on July, 21, 1916. He is buried in grave 2, Plot 1, Row F, Corbie Community Cemetery Extension.

Son of James and Margaret Mills Mitchell Kelly, of 4, Galloway Street, Paisley

 

Private John Kelly, 15971, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, died on July 23, 1916. He is commemorated on Pier and Face 11A Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. He was born in Kilfinane, Co. Limerick

 

Lance Corporal James Kelly (served as Healy), 35534, 10th Bat., Cheshire Regiment, died on Monday, July 24, 1916. He was the husband of M. Kelly, 17 Great Ship St., Dublin. He is buried in RC. 488.Grangegorman Military Cemetery, Dublin.

 

Private J. Kelly, 2583, Gordon Highlanders, died on July 28, 1916. He is buried in grave G 71 A, Old Machar (St. Machar) Cathedral Churchyard.

 

Private James Kelly, 1718, 19th Bat., Australian Infantry, A.I.F., son of John Henry and Trephina Maria Kelly, a native of Plymouth, England, died of wounds on July 30, 1916, and is buried in Puchevillers British Cemetery, Somme, France..

 

Driver Joseph Kelly, L/10514, age 19, 35th Div. Ammunition Col., Royal Field Artillery, died on MondayJuly 31, 1916 and is commemorated on Pier and Face 1 A and 8 A, on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. He was son of Hugh Kelly, 15 Drumellan St., Maybole, Ayrshire, Scotland.

 

Private John Kelly, 12555, age 33, South Lancashire Regiment, died on August 3, 1916. He is buried in grave B 33.1, St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen.

 

Private James Kelly, 4154, age 46, King’s Own (Royal Lancashire Regiment), died on August 10, 1916. He is buried in Plot 2; Row A, Grave 84, Corbie Communal Cemetery Extension.

 

Private J. Kelly, 3/7171, Suffolk Regiment, died on August 11, 1916. He is buried in grave F 39, Carnoy Military Cemetery.

Carnoy is a village just north of the road, D938, from Albert to Peronne, about 10 kilometres east-south-east of Albert. The Military Cemetery is on the south side of the village, on the north side of the road to Maricourt

The cemetery was begun in August, 1915, by the 2nd King’s Own Scottish Borderers and the 2nd King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, when the village was immediately South of the British front line. It continued in use by troops holding this sector until July, 1916, when Field Ambulances came up and a camp was established on the higher ground North of the village. It was closed in March, 1917. From March to August, 1918, it was in German hands, and German (and a few British) graves were made between the British graves and the entrance, and also in a German Cemetery alongside; but the German graves and the German Cemetery were removed in 1924. There are now over 850, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, nearly 30 are unidentified and special memorials are erected to 17 soldiers and one airman from the United Kingdom, known or believed to be buried among them. The cemetery covers an area of 4,441 square metres and is enclosed by a red brick wall. No. of Identified Casualties: 826

 

 

Private John Kelly, 11298, 8th Bat., Royal Irish Fusiliers, died on Friday August 11, 1916 and is buried in Chocques Military Cemetery (Grave 1. J. 37), Pas de Calais, France. He was born in Dublin.

Chocques is 4 kilometres north-west of Bethune on the road to Lillers. When you reach the traffic lights on this road at Chocques, follow the signs for the centre of town and go through the main street, then turn left towards Gonnheim. Take the next turning on the right and the cemetery lies approximately 400 metres down the road on the left.

Chocques was occupied by Commonwealth forces from the late autumn of 1914 to the end of the war. The village was at one time the headquarters of I Corps and from January 1915 to April 1918, No 1 Casualty Clearing Station was posted there. Most of the burials from this period are of casualties who died at the clearing station from wounds received at the Bethune front. From April to September 1918, during the German advance on this front, the burials were carried out by field ambulances, divisions and fighting units. The groups of graves of a single Royal Artillery brigade in Plot II, Row A, and of the 2nd Seaforths in II D, and III A, are significant of the casualties of the 4th Division at that time. The big collective grave in VI A contains the remains of 29 soldiers of the 4th King’s Liverpool Regiment killed in a troop train in April 1918. The stone memorial in IA is placed behind the graves of eight men of the 3rd Squadron, RFC, killed in a bomb explosion on the aerodrome at Merville in March 1915. After the Armistice, further graves were brought into the cemetery from a number of small cemeteries and isolated sites in the area. Chocques Military Cemetery now contains 1,801 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, 134 of them

unidentified. There are also 82 German war graves, 47 being unidentified. The cemetery was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens. No. of Identified Casualties: 1700

 

Rifleman Joseph Kelly, 4028, West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own), died on August 13, 1916. He is commemorated on Pier and Face 2A 2C & 2D Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

 

Private James Kelly, 6384, 1st Bat., Connaught Rangersdied on Sunday, August 20, 1916, and is buried in grave XVIII. L. 11 in Amara War CemeteryIraq. He was born in Clonkeen, Co. Roscommon.

Amara is a town on the left bank of the Tigris some 520 kilometres from the sea. The War Cemetery is a little east of the town between the left bank of the river and the Chahaila Canal.

Amara was occupied by the Mesopotamian Expeditionary Force on 3 June 1915 and it immediately became a hospital centre. The accommodation for medical units on both banks of the Tigris was greatly increased during 1916 and in April 1917, seven general hospitals and some smaller units were stationed there. Amara War Cemetery contains 4,621 burials of the First World War, more than 3,000 of which were brought into the cemetery after the Armistice. 925 of the graves are unidentified. In 1933, all of the headstones were removed from this cemetery when it was discovered that salts in the soil were causing them to deteriorate. Instead a screen wall was erected with the names of those buried in the cemetery engraved upon it. Plot XXV is a Collective Grave, the individual burial places within this are not known. There are also seven non-war graves in the cemetery. No. of Identified Casualties: 3703

 

Private J. Kelly, S/3130, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, died on August 20, 1916. He is buried in grave XE 24 Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval.

Longueval is a village approximately 13 kilometres east of Albert and 10 kilometres south of Bapaume. Caterpillar Valley Cemetery lies a short distance west of Longueval on the south side of the road to Contalmaison

Caterpillar Valley was the name given by the army to the long valley which rises eastwards, past “Caterpillar Wood”, to the high ground at Guillemont. The ground was captured, after very fierce fighting, in the latter part of July 1916. It was lost in the German advance of March 1918 and recovered by the 38th (Welsh) Division on 28 August 1918, when a little cemetery was made (now Plot 1 of this cemetery) containing 25 graves of the 38th Division and the 6th Dragoon Guards. After the Armistice, this cemetery was hugely increased when the graves of more than 5,500 officers and men were brought in from other small cemeteries, and the battlefields of the Somme. The great majority of these soldiers died in the autumn of 1916 and almost all the rest in August or September 1918. Of the burial grounds from which Commonwealth graves were taken to Caterpillar Valley Cemetery:- Clark’s DUMP CEMETERY, BAZENTIN, was a little West of High Wood, on the road from Bazentin-le-Petit to Flers. It contained the graves o 26 soldiers from the United Kingdom, and two from South Africa, who fell in August-December, 1916. GINCHY GERMAN CEMETERY (500 metres North of the village, between the Flers and Lesboeufs roads), in which two unknown British soldiers were buried. McCormick’s POST CEMETERY, FLERS, nearly two kilometres West of Flers village. Here were buried 19 soldiers from the United Kingdom, nine from Australia and nine from New Zealand, who fell in September-November, 1916. MARTINPUICH ROAD CEMETERY, BAZENTIN, containing the graves of 41 soldiers from the United Kingdom who fell in July and August, 1916. SNOWDON CEMETERY, BAZENTIN, in Bazentin-le-Grand village, containing the graves of 24 soldiers of the 38th (Welsh) Division who fell in August and September, 1918. WELSH CEMETERY, LONGUEVAL, between Flers village and High Wood, in which were buried 17 soldiers of the 38th (Welsh) Division who fell in August and September, 1918. CATERPILLAR VALLEY CEMETERY now contains 5,568 Commonwealth burials and commemorations of the First World War. 3,795 of the burials are unidentified but there are special memorials to 32 casualties known or believed to be buried among them, and to three buried in McCormick’s Post Cemetery whose graves were destroyed by shell fire. On the 6th November 2004, the remains of an unidentified New Zealand soldier were removed from this cemetery and entrusted to New Zealand at a ceremony held at the Longueval Memorial, France. The remains had been exhumed by staff of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission from Plot 14, Row A, Grave 27 and were later laid to rest within the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior, at the National War Memorial, Wellington, New Zealand. On the east side of the cemetery is the CATERPILLAR VALLEY (NEW ZEALAND) MEMORIAL, commemorating more than 1,200 officers and men of the New Zealand Division who died in the Battles of the Somme in 1916, and whose graves are not known. This is one of seven memorials in France and Belgium to those New Zealand soldiers who died on the Western Front and whose graves are not known. The memorials are all in cemeteries chosen as appropriate to the fighting in which the men died. Both cemetery and memorial were designed by Sir Herbert Baker. No. of Identified Casualties: 1773

 

Rifleman James Kelly, S/9954, 9th Bat., Rifle Brigade, died on Tuesday August 22, 1916. He is commemorated on Pier and Face 16 B and 16 C Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

 

Lance Corporal John Kelly, 7970, age 25, North Staffordshire Regiment, died on September 2, 1916. He is buried in grave 11DC Dernacourt Communal Cemetery Extension.

Son of Thomas and Mary Kelly, of 130, Old Road, Stone, Staffs.; husband of Hannah Elizabeth Kelly, of 23, Victoria St., Stone, Staffs.

Dernancourt is a village 3 kilometres south of Albert. The Communal Cemetery is a little west of the village, and the Extension is on the north-west side of the Communal Cemetery.

Field ambulances used the Communal Cemetery for Commonwealth burials from September 1915 to August 1916, and again during the German advance of March 1918. It contains 127 Commonwealth burials of the First World War. The XV Corps Main Dressing Station was formed at Dernancourt in August 1916, when the adjoining EXTENSION was opened. The 45th and 56th (1st/1st South Midland) Casualty Clearing Stations came in September 1916 and remained until March 1917. The 3rd Australian was here in March and April 1917, and the 56th from April 1917 to February 1918. The 3rd Casualty Clearing Station came in March 1918 but on 26 March, Dernancourt was evacuated ahead of the German advance, and the extension remained in their hands until the village was recaptured on 9 August 1918 by the 12th Division and the 33rd American Division. In September it was again used by the 47th, 48th and 55th Casualty Clearing Stations under the name of “Edgehill”, due to the rising ground on the north-west. At the Armistice, the extension contained more than 1,700 burials; it was then enlarged when graves were brought in from small cemeteries and isolated positions in the immediate neighbourhood. The extension now contains 2,162 Commonwealth burials and commemorations of the First World War. 177 of the burials are unidentified, but there are special memorials to 29 casualties known or believed to be buried among them, and to two buried at Albert Road Cemetery Buire-sur-Ancre whose grave could not be found on concentration. The extension was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens. No. of Identified Casualties: 1986

 

Private John Kelly, 10750, age 39, Royal Warwickshire Regiment, died September 3, 1916. He is commemorated on Pier and Face 9AB & 10 B, Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

 

Private James Kelly, 11761, East Surrey Regiment, died on September 3, 1916. He is commemorated on Pier and Face 6B & 6C, Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

 

Private James Kelly, 3/2216, 1st Bat., Black Watch (Royal Highlanders), died on Sunday September 3, 1916. He is commemorated on Pier and Face 10 A Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

 

Private J. Kelly, 2792, 4th Bat., Black Watch (Royal Highlanders, died on Sunday September 3, 1916.He is buried in Hamel Military Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel, Somme, France.

 

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