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8955: William Edward and Robert Thomas Kelway, Royal Army Medical Corps

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posted on 2024-01-12, 12:10 authored by Lest We Forget Project Team

William Edward Kelway enlisted in the Royal Army Medical Corps on 30 November 1914. He provided basic first aid to soldiers. He was discharged in June 1919 due to an injury.

His brother, Robert, also served in the Royal Army Medical Corps. He was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant. He worked closely with the East Kent Regiment and provided basic first aid at a field hospital. It is likely that Robert was a soldier before the war (reserve number: 2525). The brothers came from a family with a strong naval background.

History

Name of contributor(s)

Deborah Hartshorn, great granddaughter/niece

Subject of the story/individual the object(s) relate to

William Edward and Robert Thomas Kelway, Royal Army Medical Corps

Date(s) the event(s) in the story took place

1914-1919

Location(s) where the event(s) in the story took place

Western Front

Object(s)

Territorial War Medal (the rarest of the five British Great War medals, only 33,944 issued) Victory Medal British War Medal

Community Collection Day

King's High School, Warwick (08/06/18)

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