JOHN KELLY 1881–1963

Labour Corps

Born in 14th April 1881, in Pinchbeck, Lincs

Married 20th March 1909 to Kate Nowell at Sy Mary’s Church, Radcliffe on Trent

Died 1963 age 81

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 was 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


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

Pension Record Card

On 22nd March 1919 he was assessed at 5% disability due to the gunshot wound to his leg, an allowance of 5 shillings 6d (27p) for himself with an additional 1 shillings 4d (7p) for his wife and child (?). This terminated on 14th December 1920.

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.

1921 Census

Address: Spellow Farm, Bingham Road, Radcliffe

Employment: Stockman for Butler Smith farmer

Household: wife Kate, father John, retired farm labourer Mr A Sly, farmer, mother Louisa

1922 Electoral Register

Address: Spellow Farm, Bingham Road, Radcliffe on Trent

Household: wife Kate

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