John Ernest Kelsall, born in Bettisfield, Flintshire in 1894, the fourth son of Thomas and the late Mary Ann Kelsall of Hyde Farm, Stourton, Stourbridge, Staffordshire. John’s mother died when he was 4; his father remarried Martha Penlington and had further children.
Husband to Ethel Louise Kelsall (nee Cracknell) of 69 Cemetery Road, Ipswich, Suffolk (they married in December 1916).
Regiment : 8th Battalion East Surrey Regiment
Rank : Private
Service Number : 25809
Killed in action; France 14 December 1917 Aged 25