William Robert Kelly served with the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion and took part in the 6th Airborne response to the German counter-offensive in the Ardennes during Winter 1944-5.
Sergeant Kelly was killed in action on 6 January 1945, aged 26, and was buried in Aye Burial Ground, (Belgium) 14kilometres from Hotton. He was later reinterred in Hotton War Cemetery on 22 May 1947.
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