As mentioned in the previous post, it is often a challenge to find details of the fallen soldiers whose graves pepper the churchyards of the UK.
Sadly, Gunner Thomas Kelly is one of those names lost to time.
Born in 1893, he lived in Alsager, Cheshire and enlisted in the Royal Field Artillery. Wounded, he was moved to the Yeatman Hospital in Sherborne, Dorset, but died of his wounds on 11th January 1918.
He was buried in the town’s cemetery on 16th January 1918; he was just 25.
For the stories of more of the fallen from the Great War, take a look at my Commonwealth War Graves page.