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  • photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library.
Person Details
Ranby
John Kelly and his wife, Mary Ann, were living in Ranby Road, Babworth in 1901. John was a self employed Wheelwright & Machinist. They lived in Babworth until at least 1905 as all their seven children were born in Ranby, Babworth near Retford, Notts. The first born was William in 1884 followed by Arthur, Dorothy, John, Ita, Edna and Annie. Between 1905 and 1911 the family moved to Sheffield where John Kelley senior tried his hand in the green grocer business and residing at 503 Ecclesall Road, Sheffield. When the Great War was declared, it is known that the eldest child, William enlisted in Worksop, but records are not to hand as to when he arrived there but his mother was resident Worksop in 1914 at the time of his death.
His occupation when he enlisted was that of butcher
27 Sep 1914
20
2852547 - CWGC Website
13572
Private
3rd Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
William Kelly of the 3rd Battalion Sherwood Foresters enlisted at Worksop on 27th August 1914 , he occupation was that of a butcher. . As he died in September 1914 and is buried at Plymouth (Efford) Cemetery in the U.K., it is most likely that he never left the country and his death came about for some reason other than in battle.
CWG additional information:- Son of Mary Ann and the late John Kelley, of 17, Prior Well Rd., Worksop, Notts. Native of Ranby, Retford, Notts. Research by Colin Dannatt
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  • photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library.
    William Kelley - photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library.