Monday 22 February 2010

Corporal Alphonse Leo Richard Kelly

Born on 5 May 1897 in Pontiac County, Quebec - son of Philip M. Kelly, Alumette Island, Quebec - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address on Alumette Island, Quebec; trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 9.5 inches; chest of 38 inches fully expanded; weight of 160 pounds; fair complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 130th Battalion, CEF, in Pembroke, Ontario, on 7 January 1916 (number 788841) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 14 or 15 November 1916 - attached to the 12th Canadian Trench Mortar Battery, CEF, on 20 February 1917 - wounded on 9 April 1917 - invalided to England on 14 April 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 11 November 1917 - invalided sick to England on 30 March 1918.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force)

1 comment:

Unknown said...

My husband's great Uncle, brother to Ethel Kelly.