Frank West Kelsey MC

1889 Jan 10. Born Colchester, Essex

1891 census at North Camp, Hants

1901 census the family were at Belturbet, Cavan, Ireland. His father is a Sgt Farrier

1911 census at 13 North Gate End, Bishops Stortford

1915 Jul 30 Landed in France

1918 Mar 27 Commissioned.2nd Lt

1918 Nov 6 Wins MC. T./2nd Lt. (A./Capt.) Frank West-Kelsey, 1st Bn., Wilts R. During the operations east of Berliamont on 6th November, 1918, he displayed great gallantry and leadership under heavy fire, he led his company across the Sambre river, and led them around the flank of Audnoye, so that the enemy were in danger of being cut off. The enemy finally withdrew

1919 Apr 14. Wilts. R. Temp . 2nd Lt. F. West-Kelsey relinquishes his commission

1920 Oct 28. Joined ACRIC with service no 899. Posted to Depot Coy

1921 Jan 6 Promoted to Section Leader

1921 Jan 21. Permitted to resign

1921 Jan 7. Army Education Corps. The undermentioned to be Lts. (on prob.) 2nd Lt. Frank West-Kelsey, late Serv. Bn. Wilts. R

1947 May 3. Lt. F. WEST-KELSEY, MC (14387), having exceeded the age limit of liability to recall, ceases to belong to the Res. of Offrs., and is granted the hon. rank of Capt.

1969 Oct/Dec Died Sutton, Greater London, aged 80.

 

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