Walter William Kelly

Surname: Kelly
Other names: Walter William
Other people in this story:
Charles Kelly
Mary Elizabeth Kelly (nee Kiddle)
Ethel Amelia Bradley
Locations in this story:
Rushmore, Berwick St. John, Wiltshire
Berwick St. John, Wiltshire
France & Flanders
Mere, Wiltshire

Walter William Kelly was born at Rushmore, Berwick St. John, Wiltshire, on 10 Aug 1893 the son of Charles Kelly and Mary Elizabeth Kelly (nee Kiddle).  He lived all his early life at 9 White Hazel Cottages, Rushmore, until he enlisted on 29 Jan 1916 and joined the 3rd Battalion of the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment as a Private (Service No. 23656).  He served with the 2nd Battalion in France and Flanders and was returned to the UK suffering from dysentry and on his recovery was transferred to the 447th Agricultural Labour Company on 16 Dec 1917 (and later on the 442nd Company) of the Labour Corps (Service No. 496004).  He was discharged on 24 Sep 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as a small but short lived pension.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Grovely Cottage, Berwick St. John, Wiltshire, still single and working as a General Labourer.  His marriage to Ethel Amelia Bradley was recorded in Mere, Wiltshire, during 1944.  He died locally on 24 Feb 1968.


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