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James Kelly

Leading Seaman
Also his Father,
John Miller Kelly
Warrant Officer, Royal Scots

HMS Prince of Wales

 

A picture taken of James with Winston Churchill on the H.M.S. Prince of Wales (click for a larger view in a new window) (35497 bytes)

A picture taken of James with Winston Churchill on the H.M.S. Prince of Wales (click for a larger view in a new window)


James Kelly was a cousin of mine, he was a Leading Seaman on H.M.S. Prince of Wales, and he died of dysentery September 5, 1943 in Sumatra, in P of W Camp and buried there. He had been taken off HMS Prince of Wales in Singapore before it was sunk. I recently received a letter saying his middle name was Brown and his surname was later hyphenated to Miller-Kelly. I don't know when the change took place.

Thank you
Jeanette Boon
Canada

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Casualty Details
JAMES BROWN MILLER-KELLY
Initials: J B 
Nationality: United Kingdom 
Rank: Leading Seaman 
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy 
Unit Text: H.M.S. Sultan 
Age: 21 
Date of Death: 31/10/1942 
Service No: D/JX 150044 
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead 
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 101. Column 1. 
Memorial: PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL 

 

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Information provided by

Jeanette Boon (cousin).

James' Dad John Miller Kelly, who died in 1947 (click for a larger view in a new window) (27707 bytes)

James' Dad John Miller Kelly, who died in 1947.



James Kelly's Dad was Warrant Officer John Miller Kelly. He served in Royal Scots in 1st World War finished with 4 medals, army #35183. Rejoined the army in 1940. I found his memorial in CWGC. He died October 1947and is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery.



Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Casualty Details
JOHN MILLER KELLY 
Nationality: United Kingdom 
Rank: Warrant Officer Class II (M.Q.M.S.) 
Regiment: Royal Engineers 
Unit Text: 199 Rly. Workshop Sqn. 
Date of Death: 25/10/1947 
Service No: 1980310 
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead 
Grave/Memorial Reference: 11. A. 16. 
Cemetery: RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY