F. J. Kellow
Service no. 381862
Private, The King’s (Liverpool Regiment), 1st/6th Battalion, formerly 3120, London Rifle Brigade
Born in Stockwell; enlisted in London; lived in Stockwell
Died of wounds age 22 on 8 September 1918
CWGC: “Son of John George Kellow, of 14, Lingham Street, Stockwell, London.”
Remembered at Pernes British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
National Roll of the Great War 1914-1918
KELLOW, F. J., Private, King’s (Liverpool Regt.)
He volunteered in November 1915, and until January 1918, when he was drafted to France, was engaged on duties of an important nature with his unit. Whilst overseas, he fought in the second Battle of the Somme, the Aisne, and the Marne, and on September 8th, 1918 he gave his life for the freedom of England at the fourth Battle of Ypres. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.
“Thinking that remembrance, though unspoken, may reach him where he sleeps.”
14, Lingham Street, Clapham Road, S.W.9.
Information from the censuses
In 1911 14-year-old Francis John Kellow was living in a 3-roomed flat over the family shop at 12 Lingham Street, Stockwell. His father, John George Kellow, 43, was a shoemaker from Torquay, Devon; his mother, Emily Kellow, 42, was from Brixton. There were 2 siblings (only 3 of his parents’ 6 children survived):
Reginald Kellow, then 12;
Mabel Kellow, then 8.
Archibald William Chappell Kellow, 27, John’s brother, also lived with them.
In 1901 the family was living at 102 Landor Road.