John Joseph Kelly was born and lived in west London, he enlisted in The Royal Ulster Rifles, and volunteered for airborne forces.
Lance Serjeant Kelly successfully completed glider training and was posted to 1st (Airborne) Battalion, Royal Ulster Rifles, and took part in operation Varsity (Rhine Crossing).
L/Sgt Kelly was killed in action on 24 March 1945, and was given a field burial at Hamminkeln, Germany, and was re-interred to Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany on 12 November 1946.
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