On this day in 1915 Frank Kelly enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force. He was born in Kingston on July 10th, 1893 and was working as a ‘telephone-line man’ when he signed up. He is described as having a fair complexion, blue eyes and brown hair. His next of kin was given as Elizabeth Neville of Deseronto. Kelly’s father, James Dennis Kelly, had also been a telephone line man, and had died of electrocution in Peterborough on July 27th 1898. His mother, Mary Elizabeth Kelly, married Michael Neville in Napanee on February 10th, 1902.
Frank Kelly joined the 28th Battalion which sailed for Britain on May 29th, 1915. His regimental number was 424476. His service record shows that he arrived in France on February 4th, 1916. He was killed later that year.