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2075   Private James Kelly
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 10/07/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Irish Guards (British Army)
Died: 21/05/1918 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 32
James Kelly was the son of James and Mary Kelly. He was born in Ballymcroy about 1886. They were a farming family from Caldrum, Augher, County Tyrone. James was married to Sarah Kelly.she lived in Coulsdon, Surrey, England. James Kelly enlisted in Omagh. He was living in Merstham, Surrey. Private James Kelly was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Irish Guards when he died of wounds on Tuesday 21st May 1918.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Bac-Du-Sud British Cemetery
  Bailleulval, Pas de Calais
Grave Ref: Grave II-D-14
CWGC Casualty 18853
Bailleulval is a village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais about 13 Kms south-west of Arras, and the Cemetery is 1 Km west of the village on the north side of the main road from Arras to Doullens (N25).
References and Links
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1 1911 Census lists Kelly family Lists James as age 22 living with the family at house 1 in Caldrum, Augher, Tyrone
2 Coulsdon and Purley War Memorial Private Kelly not listed on Coulsdon War Memorial
3 Merstham War Memorial Private Kelly not listed on Merstham War Memorial
4 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
5 PRONI Will Calendar Search Search for James Kelly
6 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of James Kelly's headstone can be purchased here.
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