Kelsey, Charles Alfred

Age: 19
Date of birth: c1899

Parents: John Inkerman and Mary Ann Kelsey
Address: 24 Woodhouse Street


Charles Alfred Kelsey was the eldest child of John Inkerman Kelsey and his wife Mary Ann. Charles was born in 1899, a twin along with Walter Henry Kelsey who died just a few months after his birth.

John Kelsey died in 1910, and in 1911 Charles and his widowed mother, younger sister Margaret and younger brother George were living at 41 Crompton Street. Charles was still at school.

Warwick Advertiser Saturday 27 April 1918

‘Mrs Kelsey of 24 Woodhouse Street, Warwick has received news from a chaplain that her son Pte C A Kelsey, Wiltshire Regiment has been missing since the big German attack.’

Military Service

Rank & Number: Private, 35401
Regiment/Service: 6th (Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry), The Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment)
Brigade/Division: 58th Brigade, 19th Division
Date of death: Saturday, March 23, 1918
Cause of death/Battle: Killed in Action - Battle of St Quentin
Commemorated/Buried: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais
Awards: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Commemorated locally at: St Pauls Church, Avenue of Trees in St Nicholas Park


  • Unlocking Warwick Research Group
  • Warwick Advertiser excerpt courtesy of Warwickshire County Record Office

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