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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
Summary      
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.
Further Information
James Kelly was the son of James and Mary Kelly.
James was born in Ballymcroy about 1886.
The 1911 census lists James as age 22, living with the family at house 1 in Caldrum, Augher, County Tyrone. They were a farming family.
James was married to Sarah Kelly.
James Kelly enlisted in Omagh. He was living in Merstham, Surrey.
Medal card
Private James Kelly was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Irish Guards when he died of wounds on Tuesday 21st May 1918.
His estate was not settled until 14th April 1932 in Belfast. His effects of £5 0s 0d was left to a postman called John Mullan.
Private J Kelly is buried in Bac-Du-Sud British Cemetery, Bailleulval, Pas de Calais, France. His inscription reads: MAY HE REST IN PEACE AND PERPETUAL LIGHT SHINE UPON HIM
The CWGC record Private James Kelly as the son of James and Mary Kelly, of Augher, County Tyrone. He is also recorded as the husband of Sarah Kelly, St Aidanís, Woodman Road, Coulsdon, Surrey, England.
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Relevant Dungannon Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Caldrum, Augher Augher Census listing in Caldrum, Augher 54.432711 -7.094107
GRONI References
TYPE - B:Birth M:Marriage D:Death | GRONI | SIBLING: brother or sister | NOTES: spelling inconsistencies, etc.
Date Type Surname First name Relationship GRONI Ref Notes
19/06/1884 B Kelly James Casualty U/1884/102/1026/6/114 ? Mulgrew
24/12/1884 B Kelly James Casualty U/1884/111/1026/6/358 ? Kirley
20/12/1886 B Kelly James Casualty U/1886/102/1026/7/46 ? Kelly
27/09/1887 B Kelly James Casualty U/1887/107/1026/9/228 ? McElroy
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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