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J.P. Kelly   to   W.G.H. Kyle
Kelly,
John Patrick
J.P. Kelly (Photo courtesy of Mr Charles Harrison-Wallace) (Photo also held at  Imperial War Museum (A 24625) J.P. Kelly ( Imperial War Museum (A 24627))
J.P. Kelly (Photo courtesy of Mrs Janet Martin) J.P. Kelly (Photo courtesy of Mrs Janet Martin)
J.P. Kelly ( Imperial War Museum (A 24626) J.P. Kelly ( Imperial War Museum (A 24624))
J.P. Kelly ( Imperial War Museum (A 24859)) J.P. Kelly ( Imperial War Museum (A 24718))
Son (with four brothers and four sisters) of Patrick Joseph Kelly (1879-1966), and Helena Mary Carty (1874-1946).
Married (29.06.1935, Plymouth district, Devon) Florence Mary Leahy (02.10.1913 - 23.08.1985), daughter of James Leahy (1873-1935), and Edith Louisa Flanagan (1883-1962); ... children (two sons, two daughters).

Residence: (1941) Plymouth.

08.08.1907
Kilkenny, Ireland
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12.01.1990
St Vincent's Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
Mne. 16.10.1924 [Po. 22186, new Ply. 22739]
A/Cpl. 07.06.1929
Cpl. 04.05.1930
Sgt. 29.12.1933
Col.Sgt. 20.08.1938
Lt. 26.09.1940
A/Capt. 07.12.1940-07.10.1944
Capt. 22.07.1945 (retd 08.08.1952; age; granted War Service rank of Maj.)
A/Maj. 08.10.1941-24.10.1944,
03.12.1945-17.06.1946
A/Lt.Col. 25.10.1944-(01.1946)
Distinguished Service Medal DSM 01.01.1941 New Year 1941 [investiture 01.03.1941]
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Africa Star Afr St - & clasp 8th Army
Atlantic Star Atl St - & clasp
Italy Star It St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Mention in Despatches MID 08.06.1944 HM's birthday 1944: for gallantry and good services in the past six months of the war in HM ships
Mention in Despatches MID 13.03.1945 for outstanding courage, leadership, and skill during the build-up of the Normandy bridgehead, Arromanches 06-11.1944
Long Service Good Conduct Medal LSGCM 01.09.1940 & gratuity
16.10.1924 - 04.08.1925 Portsmouth Division RM (at Depot)
05.08.1925 - 20.12.1925 Portsmouth Division RM (at Plymouth)
21.12.1925 - 05.04.1926 Portsmouth Division RM
06.04.1926 - 07.11.1928 HMS Warspite (Queen Elizabeth class battleship)
08.11.1928 - 06.06.1929 Plymouth Division RM
07.06.1929 - 27.05.1930 HMS Renown (Repulse class battlecruiser)
28.05.1930 - 22.04.1931 Plymouth Division RM
23.04.1931 - 12.06.1933 HMS Emerald (E class cruiser)
13.06.1933 - 11.01.1935 Plymouth Division RM
12.01.1935 - 14.08.1935 HMS Barham (Queen Elizabeth class battleship)
15.08.1935 - 16.09.1935 Plymouth Division RM
17.09.1935 - 22.06.1937 HMS Queen Elizabeth (Queen Elizabeth class battleship)
23.06.1937 - 23.07.1937 Plymouth Division RM
24.07.1937 - 03.09.1937 Portsmouth Division RM
04.09.1937 - 05.01.1939 Plymouth Division RM
06.01.1939 - 20.07.1939 HMS Revenge (Royal Sovereign class battleship)
21.07.1939 - 28.08.1939 Plymouth Division RM
29.08.1939 - 16.07.1940 HMS Renown (Repulse class battlecruiser)
17.07.1940 - 14.08.1940 Plymouth Division RM
15.08.1940 - 25.09.1940 RM Reserve Depot
16.10.1924 - 25.09.1940 served in the ranks for 15 years, 49 days
26.09.1940 - 06.10.1940 RM Reserve Depot Exton
07.10.1940 - 17.03.1941 RM Siege Regiment
18.03.1941 - 07.09.1941 Instructor of Gunnery, ..., Mobile Naval Base Defence Organisation (MNBDO) 2
08.09.1941 - 08.04.1944 Battery Commander, "Dorset" Battery, Mobile Naval Base Defence Organisation (MNBDO) 2
09.03.1944 - 27.05.1944 Portsmouth Division RM
28.05.1944 - 07.06.1944 HMS Odyssey (accounting base for naval parties) (additional; for Naval Party 1500 (Arromanches))
08.06.1944 - 24.10.1944 HMS Royal Anne (Naval Party 1500, Arromanches)
08.06.1944 - 24.10.1944 Officer Commanding RM Detachment & Staff RM Officer Arromanches, Naval Party 1500
25.10.1944 - 31.12.1944 HMS Odyssey (accounting base for naval parties) (additional; for Naval Party 1570)
25.10.1944 - 31.12.1944 Staff of Flag Officer Arromanches
01.01.1945 - 23.04.1945 HMS Odyssey (accounting base for naval parties) (additional; in continuation)
01.01.1945 - 23.04.1945 Staff RM Officer on staff of Commodore Belgium & for duty with RM Detachments France & Holland
24.04.1945 - 09.09.1945 HMS Odyssey (accounting base for naval parties) (additional)
24.04.1945 - 28.04.1945 Naval Party 2402 (additional)
29.04.1945 - 09.08.1945 Officer Commanding, Naval Party 2402
10.08.1945 - 09.09.1945 Naval Party 2404
10.09.1945 - 02.12.1945 RM Training Group Wales
03.12.1945 - 16.06.1946 RM Training Group Wales (additional)
17.06.1946 - 16.02.1947 Plymouth Division RM
17.02.1947 - 19.08.1947 Infantry School RM (additional)
20.08.1947 - 10.06.1951 Commando School RM
11.06.1951 - 12.06.1951 RM Barracks Plymouth
13.06.1951 - 11.06.1952 HMS Cumberland
12.06.1952 - 07.08.1952 RM Barracks Plymouth
Kennedy,
John Algernon Cyril
J.A.C. Kennedy ( Imperial War Museum (A 29085))
31.03.1903
Portsmouth district, Hampshire
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20.08.1992
Hythe, Shepway district, Kent
... ...
T/Lt. 25.08.1941
... - ... ...
(05.1945)     HMS Royal Albert (Naval Party 1749, London/Berlin) (for duty with Naval Party 1734)
... - ... ...
Kenyon-Muir,
George
G. Kenyon-Muir 
Married ((12?).1937, Knaresborough district, West Riding of Yorkshire) Gwendolyn Naomi Hodges (09.08.1908 - 04.1986); two sons.
21.12.1905
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19.03.1992
Harrogate, Claro district, North Yorkshire
Mne. 16.10.1941 [PO/X 109232]
T/2nd Lt. 15.05.1942
T/Lt. 15.11.1942
T/A/Capt. 05.01.1945 (reld > 10.1945, < 04.1946)
16.10.1941     joined RM (D Company, RM Reserve Depot)
1942 - (08.)1942 RM Signal School
(10.)1942 - (02.)1943 2nd Battalion RM (102nd RM Brigade)
(04.)1943 - (06.)1943 Liaison Officer, 102nd RM Brigade HQ
(08.)1943 - (10.)1943 43rd RM Commando
24.10.1943 - (10.1945) HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (for landing craft duty)
      served from D+6 (12.06.1944) in Normandy
Killen,
John Raymond
J.R. Killen
22.05.1918
Armagh, Ireland
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24.10.1976
Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire
Prob. 2nd Lt. 01.09.1937
A/Lt. 28.08.1939-31.10.1939
Prob. Lt. 01.11.1939
Lt. 19.03.1940, seniority 01.11.1939
A/Capt. 29.01.1942-26.09.1946
Capt. 01.11.1947 (supernumerary 14.07.1953) (retd 22.05.1963)
A/Maj. ?
... - ... ...
28.08.1939 - (06.)1940 HMS Shropshire (London class cruiser)
1940 - (08.)1940 Chatham Division RM
1940 - 09.1940 Depot RM, Deal
30.09.1940 - (12.1941) HMS King George V (King George V class battleship)
29.01.1942 - (01.)1945 HMS Gambia (Fiji class cruiser)
1945 - (04.)1945 Chatham Division RM
23.05.1945 - (04.1946) General Staff Officer, grade 3 (GSO3) (Staff Duties), "G" Branch, Headquarters Staff RM (RM Office)
... - ... ...
Kirby,
Harry Richard
H.R. Kirby (Photo courtesy of Mr Terence Maton) H.R. Kirby (Photo courtesy of Mr Terence Maton)
Son of ... Kirby, and ... Kinsman.
Married (09?).1948, Towcester, Nottinghamshire) Lorna I. Groom; three daughters.
27.07.1921
Birkenhead, Merseyside
-
02.10.1984
Golant, Fowey, St Austell district, Cornwall
T/2nd Lt. 15.08.1940
T/Lt. 15.02.1941 (reld 09.06.1946)
(10.1940)     Portsmouth Division RM
(12.1940)     8th Battalion, 103rd RM Brigade
(02.1941)     RM Group Mobile Naval Base Defence Organization (1)
(04.1941) - (04.1942) "X" Battery,  Coast Artillery Regiment (1) RM, RM Group Mobile Naval Base Defence Organization (1)
(06.1942) - (08.1943) "Z" Battery, 1st Coast  Regiment RM, RM Group Mobile Naval Base Defence Organization (1)
(10.1943) - (04.1944) "Chatham" Battery, 1st Coast Regiment RM, RM Group Mobile Naval Base Defence Organization (1)
(06.1944)     RM Siege Regiment (waiting disposal)
1944 - (10.1944) 22nd (Training) Battalion, RM Training Group Wales
(01.1945) - (04.1945) 45 RM Commando
(07.1945) - (10.1945) Commando Holding Company RM *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Kirby,
Richard Hugh Widdrington
R.H.W. Kirby ( Imperial War Museum (A 7086)) R.H.W. Kirby ( Imperial War Museum (A 5475))
22.10.1915
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?
Prob. 2nd Lt. 01.01.1934
A/Lt. 20.06.1936-31.12.1936
Lt. 01.01.1937
Capt. 12.10.1939
A/Maj. 03.05.1943-01.04.1944,
15.06.1944-...
Maj. 30.06.1948
local Lt.Col. 17.01.1955
Lt.Col. ? (retd 09.06.1958)
... - ... ...
12.09.1937 - (01.1940) specially employed
26.02.1941 - (02.1942) Officer Commanding, RM Detachment, HMS Victorious (Illustrious class aircraft carrier)
... - ... ...
Kyle,
William Gordon Hunter
W.G.H. Kyle (Photo courtesy of Mr Terence Maton)
1913?
-
1963?
T/2nd Lt. ?
T/Lt. 28.06.1942
... - ... ...
(07.1945)     RM Training Group Wales
... - ... ...
       
 
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