J. S. Kelly
Service no. 45038
Private, Surrey Yeomanry (Queen Mary’s Regiment), “A” Sqdn.
Born in Aberdeen; enlisted in Clapham; lived in Brixton
Killed in action aged 31 on 22 October 1917
Son of Timothy and Agnes Kelly; husband of Laura M. Kelly, of 6 Benedict Road, Brixton, London.
Remembered at Struma Military Cemetery, Greece)
Information from the 1911 census
John Strachan Kelly, 25 in 1911, lived with his parents and siblings at 13 Dunbar Road, Forest Gate, West Ham. His father, Timothy Kelly, 50, was a customs and excise officer from County Roscommon, Ireland. His mother, Agnes Kelly, 49, was from Aberdeen, Scotland. Of their 10 children, 7 survived (5 of them are on the census return):
John Strachan Kelly, 25, an assistant clerk at the Board of Trade, born in Aberdeen
Mary Kelly, 23, an assistant teacher, born in Aberdeen
Agnes Kelly, 21, a student teacher, born in Aberdeen
Edith Kelly, 19, no occupation, born in North Shields, Northumberland
Charles Edward Kelly, 7, born in Edinburgh
Information from 1901 Scottish census on the BERR website (which lists employees of the Board of Trade who died in the First World War).
John S. Kelly, who at the time of his death worked for the Board of Trade Seamen’s Registry, lived with his family at 4 Admiralty Street, Leith, Midlothian. Nellie Kelly, 8, and Alice Kelly, 9 months, are on this census (and not on the 1911 census).