James Kelly

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 2792
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 4th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death:
  • Date of Death: 03/09/1916
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Hamel Military Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: I.F.37.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 75 Foundry Lane, Dundee
  • Occupation: Mill Worker
  • Mother:
  • Father:
  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Helen Skelly (formerly Kelly), 75 Foundry Lane, Dundee

  • Children:

    John Brooksbank Kelly, born 03.01.1915

More about James Kelly

James Kelly   2792   Black Watch


Pte. James Kelly, Dundee, was yesterday reported killed after having been nineteen months at the front.  He was prior to enlistment employed as a mill worker, and his widow and child reside at 75 Foundry Lane.  The young soldier had many hairbreadth experiences, but so far as is known was never hurt until he sustained the fatal wound.

Dundee Courier 16th September 1916

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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