Royal Marine Artillery (British Navy)
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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.