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3129096   Fusilier William Kelly
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/07/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 03/07/1910
Died: 06/03/1944 (Killed in Action)
Age: 33
William Kelly was the son of Mary Kelly. He was born on 3rd July 1910. They lived at Factory Square, Cookstown. William Kelly worked as a farm labourer prior to enlisting in the army on 14th December 1933. He served in Egypt, Palestine and India. Fusilier William Kelly was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Scots Fusiliers when he was killed in action in Burma on 6th March 1944.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Taukkyan War Cemetery
  Taukkyan, Rangoon
Grave Ref: Grave 5-H-6
CWGC Casualty 2086610
Taukkyan War Cemetery adjoins the village of Taukkyan which is about 35 kilometres north of Yangon (formerly Rangoon). It is on PY1 road (formerly Prome road), about 15 kilometres from the airport and can be easily seen from the road.
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW2 361
2 Oldtown National School
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Fusilier William Kelly's grave cannot be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023