Robert Kelly

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment:
  • Service no: 202774
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • 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.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 1883
  • Place of Birth: County Longford, Ireland
  • Address:
  • Occupation: Mill Worker
  • Mother:

    Mary Heaney Kelly, Co. Longford

  • Father:

    John Kelly, Co. Longford

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Jeannie Smith Kelly, 77 Milnbank Rd, Dundee

  • Children:

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.

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