DELVILLE WOOD

LONGUEVAL - SOMME - FRANCE

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DERNANCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION

Somme, France

A.L. KELLY

Grave III.G.6.

Son of Col. Kelly (late 40th Regt and Egyptian Police), and of Rachel Mary Kelly, of 23, Denbigh Rd, Notting Hill, London (Source : C.W.G.C.).

Recommanded for a mention in despatches for his conduct at Delville Wood in July 1916 (no retained).

Died on the 17th October 1916 of wounds received in front the Butte de Warlencourt. On the 12th October, the 2nd and 4th S.A.I. attacked Snag and Tail Trenches. The assault died away because of machine guns nests, placed well back in prepared positions, which caught the attacking waves at long range. The two battalions were relieved by the 3rd S.A.I. during the night of the 12th-13th October.