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- James Kelleway (served as Callaway) -

Name : James Kelleway (served as Callaway)

Son of : Charles Kelleway and Edith Kelleway (née Lacey) of Ryde, Isle of Wight.

Born : 1894, St Helens (parish), Isle of Wight.
  Census information :

1901 : Charles and Edith Kelleway, with their children including James aged 7, are at 6 Eastfield, St. John's, Ryde. Charles Kelleway is a Platelayer's Labourer.

1911 : Charles and Edith Kelleway, with their children including James aged 18, are at 20 Cross-street, Eastfield, Nr. Ryde. Charles Kelleway is a Platelayer's Labourer, James Kelleway is a Groom.

  Service Details :

Pte 9285 James Kelleway (served as Callaway), X Coy., 2nd Bn., Hampshire Regiment.

Entered active service 23 August 1914. Awarded 1914 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Casualty Details :

Died : 6 August 1915, aged 21.

Commemorated at : Helles Memorial, Turkey.

CWGC Record
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Carisbrooke Castle County War Memorial Panel 02 as CALLAWAY J
Ryde Borough War Memorial as J CALLAWAY
Ryde St John's Church War Memorial as PTE J KELLEWAY
  Photo Gallery :

  Documents and Newspaper cuttings :


Saturday, September 18, 1915

Pte. James Callaway, 2nd Hants Regiment, third son of Mr. and Mrs. Callaway, of 20 Cross-street, is officially reported missing since the fighting at the Dardanelles on August 6th. Pte. Callaway, who really belongs to the 1st Hants, went to France with his battalion at the commencement of hostilities, coming home after eight months' fighting slightly wounded in the hip and suffering from frost-bite and nervous breakdown. After eight weeks' rest he was attached to the 2nd Battalion of the regiment and sent to the Dardanelles, where he has been fighting ever since. His father and three brothers are all engaged on Government work.
  Acknowledgments :

Ann Barrett for the photograph and other research.
  Page status :
Page last updated : 7 November 2014 (added to website)


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