CEF Soldier Detail

Major Christopher Patrick John O'Kelly
Died: November 15, 1922

Regimental Number:
NA
Survived War:
Yes
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
52nd Battalion
Company:
Place of Birth:
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
Christoper and Cecelia O'Kelly, 2 Chelsea Ct., Winnipeg Manitoba (parents)
Address at Enlistment:
Date of Birth:
November 18, 1895
Trade or Calling:
Student, St Johns College
Marital Status:
Not Specified
Prior Military Experience:
Not Specified
Place of Enlistment:
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Date of Enlistment:
October 10, 1915
Age at enlistment:
19
Height:
Chest:
Expansion:
Religion:
Unknown
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Survived
Battle Died/Wounded:
Date of Death:
November 15, 1922
Age at Death:
27
Buried at:
Plot:
Commemorated:
Red Lake Ontario Legion
 
Prisoner of war:
Not Specified
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Not Specified
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Major Canadian Infantry 52nd Battalion
Captain Canadian Infantry 52nd Battalion
Lieutenant Canadian Infantry 52nd Battalion
Lieutenant Canadian Infantry 144th Battalion
Major Canadian Militia Royal Winnipeg Rifles
Captain Canadian Infantry 52nd Battalion
Lieutenant Canadian Militia 90th Regiment, Winnipeg Rifles 4 Company

Then a Lieutenant, he was awarded the Military Cross for actions at Vimy Ridge on September 19th 1917. He was promoted to Captain shortly thereafter and on October 17th, 1917 was awarded the Victoria Cross at Paschendale. He was wounded at Cambrai on September 28, 1918 and survived the war. After the war he rejoined The Winnipeg Rifles as a Major. He died on a prospecting trip near Red Lake, Ontario, in November 1922.

This information comes from an article in the CSMMI Journal from 1998 and was authored by MWO George J. Romick.

Awards and Decorations
Military Cross
Victoria Cross