This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment:
- Service no: 202774
- Rank: Private
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 4th Battalion,
- Place of Death:
- Age at Death: 37
- Date of Death: 14.05.1920
- Burial Country: Scotland
- Cemetery: Dundee (Balgay) Cemetery
- Grave/Mem Ref no: EE.5.556.
- Date of Birth: 1883
- Place of Birth: County Longford, Ireland
- Occupation: Mill Worker
Mary Heaney Kelly, Co. Longford
John Kelly, Co. Longford
Jeannie Smith Kelly, 77 Milnbank Rd, Dundee
More about Robert Kelly
For reasons unknown this man is not listed on the original Dundee Roll of Honour. Robert died of wounds.
Private (sn: 202774), “B” Company, 4th Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). He enlisted in the British Army in February 1917 and was awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal for his services. However, he was discharged in November 1917 and received the Silver War Badge for a gunshot wound he had received to the head and which ultimately led to the seizures that caused his death.
Former Mill Worker. Husband of Jeannie (née Smith) Kelly, of 77, Milnbank Road, Dundee. Son of the late John and Mary (née Heaney) Kelly, of County Longford.
(Biography by Maureen Bruen)
Information supplied by Gary Thomson, Additional information courtesy of Maureen Bruen.
Can you tell us more about Robert Kelly? Some additional facts, a small story handed down through the family or perhaps a picture or an heirloom you can share online. Contact our curator...