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JOHN KELLY 1881–1963

Labour Corps

Born in 14th April 1881, in Pinchbeck, Lincs

Married 20th March 1909 to Kate Nowell

Died 1963

1891 Census

Age 9 living at Six Houses Bank in West Pinchbeck (Lincs.) with his father John (agricultural labourer) mother Louisa, sisters Rose 11, Florrie 7, Louisa 1 and brother Ernest 8

1901 Census

Age 19 living in Tickencote (Rutland) as a boarder and employed in horse keeping on a farm. The farm belonged to the Marchioness of Exeter who was living at The Hall in Tickencote.

1911 Census

Age 29 living at Spellow Farm, married to Kate (born in Radcliffe on Trent). Married 2 years, no children. He is employed as a farm labourer

1914 Electoral Roll

Address: Spellow Farm, Radcliffe on Trent

Military Service

Rank: Private

Service Number: 80949

Military Unit: The Sherwood Foresters

Theatre of War: France and Flanders

Transferred by end of war to Labour Corps, no 595880

Wounded

24.10.17: Gun Shot Wound left thigh, severe.

To No 61 Casualty Clearing Station

8.11.17: transferred from sick convoy No 4 Ambulance train to hospital ship

At that date he was serving with 15th Bn, X Company, Sherwood Foresters  and had been 3 months with Field Force

Medals Awarded: British War and Victory

Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register

Spellow Farm, Radcliffe on Trent.

Other information

He was a waggoner residing in Radcliffe on Trent on marriage.

From the 1922 Electoral Register

Address: Spellow Farm, Bingham Road, Radcliffe on Trent

Household: wife Kate

From the 1939 Register

Address: Main Street, Bingham

Occupation: farm labourer

Household: living with wife Kate born 22.4.1879

Reasons for inclusion on the Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Lived and worked in Radcliffe on Trent