Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch
Coagh - Those That Served
   Corporal Hugh Kelly
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Dated added: 01/06/2017
Last updated: 29/03/2019
Personal Details
Regiment/Service:
Royal Marine Artillery (British Navy)
Date Of Birth:
29/07/1892
Died:
 (Survived The War)
Age:
Summary
Hugh Kelly was the youngest son of Hugh and Rose Kelly. He was born on 29th July 1892 in Ardboe. He was the youngest of eight children. They were a farming family from Killycolpy. Hugh Kelly enlisted with the Royal Navy in 1911 in Belfast. He was 18 years old. Hugh Kelly served with the Navy from the beginning of the war up until March 1918. Corporal Hugh Kelly then volunteered for land service and joined a siege battery in Belgium. A newspaper report from September 1918 notes that he had went through the war without injury.
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1 1901 Census lists Kelly family Lists Hugh as age 8 living with the family at house 12.1 in Dromore, Killycolpy, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Kelly family Does not list Hugh as living with the family at house 8 in Dromore, Killycolpy, Tyrone
3 Brother - Daniel Kelly Also served in the the war
4 National Archives UK Royal Marine Medal card can be purchased here
Coagh & District in WW1
2018-2020