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John Henry Kelly. 1877. Salford, Lancs


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In Ireland, but born Bucks.
Hi folks.

In 1911 census(at home with family), John Henry Kelly was a Sargeant Major in The Queens Western Regt. Territorial Reserve.

I also think he enlisted in The Kings Royal Rifles in 1892. in Manchester. It appears he served in the 5th. Manchester Regt. I can see, but cannot understand, all his attestation papers on Ancestree. (Lousy writing, and fuzzy eyesight.;) ).

Private(1892-93), Lance Corporal(1893-94), Corporal(1894-96), Sergeant(1896-99), Colour Sergeant(1900-08 ), Acting Sergeant Major(1908-??).

Discharged after giving 3 months notice. 20 Oct 1914. 22 years & 100 days service.

I think he retired as a Captain, according to his daughters 1935 gravestone.

Anything else that can be found, regarding his military career would be really great.


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