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Lt Richard Barrett Talbot Kelly (1896 - 1971)

T.K., as he was known to his friends, was born in Birkenhead on the 20th August 1896. His grandfather, R. G. Kelly, and his father, R. G. Talbot Kelly, were both artists. At the age of 6, the family moved to London, where he attended the Hall Prep School in Hampstead, and then went to Public School at Rugby. From there, in November 1914, he entered the Royal Military Academy at Woolwich via the special entry scheme for boys from Public Schools, was commissioned on the 22nd April 1915, and joined the 52nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery, in May. The Brigade was then serving in France as part of the Divisional Artillery of 9th (Scottish) Division - this was the first Territorial Division to go to France. He served with the 52nd Division for the next two and a quarter years during which time the 9th Division spent long periods in the trenches and Kelly found himself at the battles of Festubert, Loos, 2nd Ypres and the Somme in 1916. A

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An RE8 with a French Nieuport 27...
Lt Richard Barrett Talbot Kelly
An RE8 with a French Nieuport 27...  For sale 
Forward Observation Dugout
Lt Richard Barrett Talbot Kelly
Forward Observation Dugout  For sale
£990
Battle of Britain - A Hurricane...
Lt Richard Barrett Talbot Kelly
Battle of Britain - A Hurricane...  For sale 
An Armoured merchantman in the...
Lt Richard Barrett Talbot Kelly
An Armoured merchantman in the...  For sale 
Aerial Combat - A French Nieuport...
Lt Richard Barrett Talbot Kelly
Aerial Combat - A French Nieuport...  Sold 
German Fokker bi-plane, c. 1917
Lt Richard Barrett Talbot Kelly
German Fokker bi-plane, c. 1917  Sold 
Hunting with Von Richthoven - Battle...
Lt Richard Barrett Talbot Kelly
Hunting with Von Richthoven - Battle...  Sold 
A German Pilot taking Aerial...
Lt Richard Barrett Talbot Kelly
A German Pilot taking Aerial...  Sold