KELSEY, KENNETH JOHN

Birthdate
Birthplace
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Age
28
Parents
Son of William and Mary Kelsey
Religion
Baptist
Occupation
Accountant (Imperial Bank of Canada)
Service number
Officer
Engagement
1942-07-16, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Overseas
1943-09-14, United Kingdom
Disembarked
1944-06-25, France
Date of death
1944-09-09
Died
Belgium, Killed in action
Force
Rank
Awards
6 Field Regiment, RCA
Cemetery reference
Plot 1 | Row C | Grave 10
Grave Adopted
Unknown

"IN LOVING MEMORY"

Military grave
Additional info

Promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on October 15, 1942.

Promoted to the rank of Captain on August 1, 1943.

Killed by German Artillery fire while setting up HQ in Avekapelle, Belgium. T.Z.M. Lechowicz was also killed by the direct hit on the building and Gnr. Bennett was wounded by shrapnel to the left leg.

The 6 Field Regiment (Royal Canadian Artillery) war diary reports on September 9, 1944: 
Avekapelle, Belgium.

Fairly quiet morning. Fired some battery targets in support of Infantry as South Saskatchewan Regiment advanced to Nieuwpoort, Belgium, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders to De Panne, Belgium and Fusiliers Montreal to Koksijde, Belgium. Slight resistance encountered and several Mike targets fired. Out area received light shelling for one hour. Casualties 2 killed including Capt K.J. Kelsey our paymaster and 6 wounded. 88 guns were engaged effectively by Major Dale Harris and they never fired again. Fired more Mike targets on enemy retreating West to Dunkerque, France from De Panne. Weather cold and windy but first clear day in the past four days.