- Surnames starting with the letter K. 

John James Kelly

Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:46th Bn (Liverpool Welsh)
Name of Rgt or Ship:Royal Tank Rgt (R.A.C.)
How Died:Killed in Action
Country of burial:EgyptGrave Photo:No
Cemetery or Memorial:El Alamein Cemetery
Town Memorial:Trafford Park & Stretford
Extra Information:
Born during the September quarter 1920 in the Barton on Irwell R.D. - ref:
8c/1220 - the son of Lawrence & Lilly Ann Kelly (nee Hayden).

Previously served with the Royal Army Service Corps.

The 46th (Liverpool Welsh) Royal Tank Regiment, was formed in Liverpool at
the outbreak of the Second World War.   When the 8th Armoured Division was
formed, in November 1940,  it became part of 23rd Armoured Brigade along
with 40th and 50th RTR.  It then moved to the Middle East ready for the
battle of  El Alamein, where it served as part of the 23rd Armoured Brigade
Group supporting the 1st South African Division, before being taking tanks
from 8th RTR in November 1942, when the former was taken out of the line.  
The 8th Armoured Division was broken up before the battle and its armoured
brigades distributed to other formations.

Died during the second Battle of El Alamein - 23rd October - 4th November

Commemorated on the family gravestone in Stretford Cemetery.

Memorials found on:
St. Ann's R.C. Church (Stretford)
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