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Robert Kelly

Rank: Private
Street: 77 Milnbank Road
Town/Village: Dundee, Scotland
Civil Parish: Possibly born in Scotland
Catholic Parish:
Country: Scotland
Alternative Address: Co. Longford
Census 1901:
Census 1911:
Regiment/Unit: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders), 4th Battalion, 'C' Company
Regiment Number: 202774
Date of Death: 14-05-1920
Cause: Died of complication of wounds
Memorial: Dundee (Balgay) Cemetery, Dundee

Robert believed to have been born in Co. Longford c.1883, although a baptism record with similar family details was born in Dundee in 1880. He was married to Jane (Jeannie) Smith, likely on the 2 January 1905 in St. Mary's Parish, Dundee; they resided in 77 Milnbank Road, Dundee in 1920. Robert was a mill worker before WW1. 

Robert enlisted in February 1917, although it is likely that he was previously enlisted - and indeed may have originally joined the Black Watch in 1897. He earned the Silver War Badge in addition to the British War Medal and Victory Medal.  However, he was discharged on the 28 November 1917, likely as a result of a gunshot wound he received to the head during service, and which likely caused the seizures that lead to his death.


Parents Names: Son of John Kelly and Mary Heaney.
Notes: It is likely that Robert was born not in Co. Longford, but in Dundee, but possibly one or both of his parents were from Longford.

Link to CWGC entry; link to Find A Grave entry; Great War Dundee entry; 

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