Remembering Today 17/9/45 Fusilier WILLIAM KELLY 3128074, 2nd Bn., Royal Scots Fusiliers

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  1. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Fusilier WILLIAM KELLY

    3128074, 2nd Bn., Royal Scots Fusiliers
    who died age 37
    on 17 September 1945
    Son of William and Agnes Kelly; husband of Agnes Kelly, of Ayr.
    Remembered with honour
    KIRKEE WAR CEMETERY
    CWGC :: Cemetery Details
     
  2. ramacal

    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    Photo of Kirkee War Cemetery from Flikr

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  3. ABAIRD

    ABAIRD Junior Member

    Hi

    thanks for this post. I think this is my grandfather and I am desperate to find out all I can about him. My mother was only 6 when he died and she herself doesnt know to much.

    Cant you point me in the right direction.

    Amanda
     
  4. Roxy

    Roxy Senior Member

    Amanda,

    Try here:

    http://www.ww2talk.com/forum/allied-units-general/29222-2nd-battalion-royal-scots-fusiliers-soldiers-names.html

    skimmod has loads of detail regarding 2Bn RSF; including the fact that your grandfather was with the battalion in 1940 on the withdrawal to Dunkirk:

    " On the 28th of May 1940, along a stretch of the Ypres-Comines Canal, the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Scots Fusiliers fought a desperate rear guard action so that the British Expeditionary Force could carry out their evacuation at Dunkirk."

    And I'm sure that you will loads of help from the fine folks here.

    Roxy
     
  5. La-de-da-Gunner Graham

    La-de-da-Gunner Graham Senior Member

    Amanda,

    If this is your grandfather then his grave is indicated. (5th from the tree.)

    Keith
     

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  6. skimmod

    skimmod Senior Member

    struggling to catch up on all the missed posts!
    My records show that William joined the battalion in 1930 at the age of 21.

    He died of septicaemia in a hosptial in India in 1945.
    My records as yet don't show which company/ platoon he was in during the retreat to Dunkirk, but all will come clear in time.

    When you get his service record, all will become clear. (if you are able, please share the record, so the museum's archive can include another of the Scots Fusliers heroes.

    all the best

    Iain
     

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