John James Kelly was born in Toxeth, Liverpool in 1885 and was the eldest son of John and Elizabeth Kelly.
He was husband of Elizabeth (nee Gearing) Kelly, of 11, Rosemary Lane, Whitchurch and father of Robert Ernest.
John worked as a Marine Engineer, and was member of the Territorials in August 1914. He landed in France on the 21st February 1915.
Regiment : 1/5th Battalion (Territorial) The King’s (Liverpool Regiment)
Rank : Rifleman
Service Number : 2676
Died of Wounds; United Kingdom 1st August 1916 Age 31