LCpl F Kelley, 1/5th West
Yorks, of Chatsworth Grove, Harrogate
Claro Times – 27th March
Photo – Lance Corporal F
Kelley, 5th West Yorkshire Regiment, is the hon. Treasurer of
the Harrogate Old Boys Football Club. He joined his regiment at the
outbreak of war, and is now clerk at Headquarters West Riding
Infantry Brigade, in South Lincolnshire.
Harrogate Herald - 21st July
No fewer than four Harrogate
lads have fallen in action this week : Lance Corporal Arnold [Ellis]
Day; Lance Corporal Kelley [Probably Fred Kelly], 5th
West Yorks; Private W A Haley, 5th West Yorks; Private J [John]
Brown, 1/5th West Yorks. Their portraits appear on our picture page.
Harrogate Herald - 21st July
Members of the Harrogate Old
Boys Football Club, and St Luke's Cricket Club, and his many friends
would hear with regret of the death of Lance Corporal F Kelley,
5th West Yorks, who died 15th July, 1915, at No. 2 Stationary
Hospital, Boulogne, from wounds. Corporal F Kelley, married
the daughter of the late Mr Edwin Wright, for very many years the
drummer in the old Harrogate Volunteers. Kelley, who was in
the National Reserve, volunteered at the outbreak of the war, and
was drafted into the 1/5th West Yorks, and went out with them in
April. He played for many years withy the Harrogate Old Boys, and
just before the war occupied the important posts of hon. Secretary
and treasurer in the same organisation.
Claro Times - 23rd July 1915
In our last issue we were in
the happy position of stating that no further news of casualties
among Harrogate men had reached us, but within a few hours of
publication arrived the information that Lance Corporal Fred
Kelley and Lance Corporal A E Day, both of the 5th West
Yorkshires, had died as a result of wounds received in action.
Photo - Lance Corporal
Kelley was perhaps best known for his long connection with the
Harrogate Old Boys Football Club. He had played for the club, and in
later years served them well as hon. Treasurer, and when he enlisted
last year held the joint positions of hon. Secretary and hon.
Treasurer. He was a son of Mr J T Kelley of St Clair Street,
Otley, formerly a West Riding Police Sergeant, and had for eleven
years been a valued clerk at the office of Messrs Hirst and Capes,
solicitors. A large circle of friends will mourn his decease, and
sympathise deeply with Mrs Kelley in her great loss. Always
courteous and obliging, with a genial temperament which made him
popular with all, his acquaintance was a privilege, and his noble
death has robbed Harrogate of a worthy citizen.
Harrogate Herald - 18th July
In loving memory of Lance
Corporal Fred Kelley, 5th West Yorks Regiment, died of wounds in
Boulogne, July 15th, 1915 - From his wife.
Harrogate Herald – 14th July
In loving memory of my dear
husband, Lance Corporal Fred Kelley, 1/5th West Yorks, died
of wounds in France, July 16th, 1915 – From Annie and Mrs Wright.
Prince of Wales's Own (West
Yorkshire Regiment), 1/5th Battalion
2012 LCpl Fred Kelly
Born : Old Coats, Nottingham
Enlisted : York
Residence : Harrogate
Died of Wounds : 15th July
France and Flanders
In Memory of
Corporal 2012 1st/5th Bn.,
West Yorkshire Regt. (Prince of Wales's Own) who died on Thursday,
15th July 1915. Age 33.
Son of John Thomas and
Isabel Kelley, of Otley, Yorks; husband of Annie Kelley,
BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas
de Calais, France
Grave Reference/Panel Number:
VIII. B. 61.