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John Bell Kelly, Lieutenant

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Birthplace: Cloonbur, Galway, Ireland
Death: Died in Bakenlaagte, Eastern Transvaal, South Africa
Cause of death: Died of wounds received in action during the Battle of Bakenlaagte
Place of Burial: Primrose Cemetery, Germiston, South Africa
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Son of Richard Kelly and Bridget Jane Bell
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About John Bell Kelly, Lieutenant

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According to the Australian War Memorial Commemorative Roll, John held the rank of Lieutenant in the 2nd Scottish Horse, The Marquis of Tullibardine (Regimental Number: 31643). He served in the South African conflict (Boer War 1899-1902), but was killed on 30 October 1901 at the Battle of Bakenlaagte in Transvaal, South Africa, the last major battle of the war. This battle occurred during the guerrilla phase of the war. The battle saw the Eastern Transvaal Boer commandos of Generals Grobler, Brits, Viljoen and Louis Botha attack and defeat the rear guard of Colonel Benson’s much feared No 3 Flying Column while it was in marching formation to its base camp. The troops were outnumbered four to one. John’s remains were buried in the Germiston (Primrose) Cemetery, South Africa.

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John Bell Kelly, Lieutenant's Timeline

1869
December 28, 1869
Cloonbur, Galway, Ireland
1901
October 30, 1901
Age 31
Bakenlaagte, Eastern Transvaal, South Africa
1901
Age 31
Primrose Cemetery, Germiston, South Africa