CEF Soldier Detail

Sapper William James Kellett
Died: July 31, 1917

Regimental Number:
101379
Survived War:
No
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Engineers
Battalion:
5th Divisional Engineers
Company:
14th Field Company
Place of Birth:
Settle, Yorkshire
Country:
Next of Kin:
Hilda B Kellett Grande Prairie, Alberta
Address at Enlistment:
Date of Birth:
December 28, 1872
Trade or Calling:
Farmer
Marital Status:
Married
Prior Military Experience:
No
Place of Enlistment:
Date of Enlistment:
Age at enlistment:
Height:
5 Feet 7 3/4 Inches
Chest:
38 1/2 Inches
Expansion:
3 3/4 Inches
Religion:
Presbyterian
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Great Britain    
Cause of Death:
Accident
Battle Died/Wounded:
Date of Death:
July 31, 1917
Age at Death:
44
Buried at:
Calverley (St. Wilfrid) Churchyard, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Plot:
In old ground, South of Church.
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Not Specified
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 5043-27
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Research Notes

From the 14th Field Company War Diary entry for July 31 1917;

#101379 Driver Kellet, W.J. found killed by train at Railway Crossing near Codford

Rank Regiment Unit Company
Sapper Canadian Engineers 5th Divisional Engineers 14th Field Company