From Commonwealth War Grave Commission records 57 men with the name Kelsall were killed in the First World War. In line with the general population distribution most were from Lancashire (18), Staffordshire (13) and Cheshire (7). Others were New Zealand, Shropshire, Australia and Yorkshire (3 each), and Flintshire, Canada, Nottinghamshire, Scotland, Antrim and Leicester (1 each). Biographies are presented here.

In keeping with the homes of the soldiers the most frequent regiments were the North Staffordshire and Manchester with 6 each. The most frequent cemeteries/memorials are Thiepval and Ypres (Menin Gate) with 5 each. Four mean died at Gallipoli, one in Palestine, one in Italy and one at sea; the rest on the Western Front. Ten Kelsall men died in July 1916 on the Somme, 3 on the first day, July 1.

 

 Name RankFatherMotherSpouseAddressCountry/CountyRegimentMemorial
1Kelsall, Albert EdwardPrivateWilliamEmily JonasManchesterLancashireManchester RegimentNieuport Memorial
2Kelsall, Alexander ErnestLance CorporalStephenJane BoultonJanet TriggerTrent Vale, StaffsStaffordshireNorth Staffordshire Regiment7 th Field Ambulance Cemetery
3Kelsall, AlfredLance CorporalJohnElizabeth TomlinsonNellie Knowles28 Ann St., Reddish, StockportCheshireCheshire RegimentBlighty Valley Cemetery
4Kelsall, Alfred JohnGunnerJohnRosean CookeBrooklyn Farm, Copthorne Rd., ShrewsburyShropshireRoyal Field ArtillerySt. Nicolas British Cemetery
5Kelsall, Alfred JosephPrivateAlfred RichardBetsy Ann WhittakarBlundellsands, LancsLancashireThe King's (Liverpool Regiment)Thiepval Memorial
6Kelsall, Alfred NormanPrivateLeonardLydia HancockMinnie RobertsHanleyStaffordshireRoyal Warwickshire RegimentCavatello British Cemetery
7Kelsall, ArthurPrivateRichardRhoda Simpson23 Wood St., BurslemStaffordshireNorth Staffordshire RegimentYpres (Menin Gate) Memorial
8Kelsall, Charles HenryThird EngineerJames EdwinClara WebberZillah Adeline Jones53 Wright St., Hull (born Bolton)LancashireMercantile MarineTower Hill Memorial
9Kelsall, Charles ProctorLieutenantCharles ProctorElizabeth Jane harrisDorothy SmithwickBallarat, Victoria, AustraliaAustraliaAustralian Infantry, A.I.FFranvillers Communal Cemetery Extension
10Kelsall, Clarence EdwardPrivateJamesEsther BarnettLongsight, ManchesterShropshireManchester RegimentCorbie Communal Cemetery Extension
11Kelsall, CliffordPrivateWilliamJane Booth3 Amfield Lane, Tintwhistle, ManchesterLancashireRoyal Welsh FusiliersThiepval Memorial
12Kelsall, Cyril JeffreyLance CorporalWalterAlice JefferyOnehunga, AucklandNew ZealendN.Z. Rifle BrigadeWaikaraka Park Cemetery, Auckland
13Kelsall, DanielPrivateEdmundMary JohnsonHalmer End Hall, Halmer End, StokeStaffordshireNorfolk RegimentEpehy Wood Farm Cemetery
14Kelsall, Edward HenryPrivateJohnRosean CookeBrooklyn Farm, Copthorne Rd., ShrewsburyShropshireSouth Lancashire RegimentPozieres Memorial
15Kelsall, EricPrivateThomasGrace Brown91 Wellington St., Oakes, Lindley, HuddersfieldYorkshireDuke of Wellington's (West Riding Regt.)Thiepval Memorial
16Kelsall, ErnestPrivateRichardEdith HillFenton, StaffsStaffordshireNorth Staffordshire RegimentCorbie Communal Cemetery
17Kelsall, ErnestPrivateHenrySarah Lowe2 Tunnicliffe’s Old Row, LeighLancashireMachine Gun CorpsCinq Rues British Cemetery, Hazebrouck
18Kelsall, Frederic William JamesPrivateFredericMary Simmons98 Victoria St., Newark, NottsNottinghamshireSherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regt.)Newark-Upon-Trent Cemetery
19Kelsall, FrederickSerjeantSamuel LeonardMary Ann LeeLiscard, CheshireCheshireManchester RegimentPozieres Memorial
20Kelsall, Frederick AlfredPrivateFrederickLeah Elizabeth WhiteheadSt Johns, Workington, CumberlandCumberlandBorder RegimentRidge Wood Military Cemetery
21Kelsall, GeorgePrivateJoshuaCatherine SchofieldPrestonLancashireThe Loyal North Lancashire RegimentAssevillers New British Cemetery
22Kelsall, George ErnestPrivateJamesRuth Alice Cornford70 Doncaster, LeicesterLeicesterColdstream GuardsGuards Cemetery, Windy Corner
23Kelsall, George HenryPrivateWalterAlice JefferyOnehunga, AucklandNew ZealendAuckland Regiment, N.Z.E.F.Englebelmer Communal Cemetery Extension
25Kelsall, HarryPrivateLilian HughesHanley, StaffsStaffordshireNorthumberland FusiliersTyne Cot Memorial
26Kelsall, HarryPrivateJohnLucy Devenport4 Swiss Villas, Chuch Lane, Ashton-on-MerseyCheshireWelsh RegimentBienvillers British Cemetery
26Kelsall, HerbertPrivateFredericMargaret Peters104 Higher Parr St., St HelensLancashireTank CorpsSt. Venant-Robecq Road British Cemetery
27Kelsall, HerbertPrivateJamesHannah95 Geoffrey St., ChorleyLancashireLancashire FusiliersBancourt British Cemetery
28Kelsall, James WilliamLance CorporalJamesEsther BarnettLongsight, ManchesterLancashireManchester RegimentDantzig Alley British Cemetery
29Kelsall, JohnTrooperEdwardElizabeth JolleyHornby, LancsLancashireAustralian Light HorseJerusalem Memorial
30Kelsall, JohnGunnerFredericMargaret Peters104 Higher Parr St., St HelensCanadaCanadian Garrison ArtilleryCabaret Rouge British Cemetery
31Kelsall, JohnPrivateHyde (buried at Hyde Borough Cemetery)CheshireThe King's (Liverpool Regiment)Hyde Borough Cemetery, Cheshire
32Kelsall, John ErnestPrivateThomasMary Ann BostockBettisfield, SalopFlintshireEast Surrey RegimentArtillery Wood Cemetery
33Kelsall, John HenrySapperThomasEleanor LucasEmma NuttallWidnes, LancsLancashireRoyal EngineersHelles Memorial
34Kelsall, John JamesAir Mechanic 1st ClassBenjamin ParsonageAnnie Elizabeth KelsallGreat Sankey LancashireRoyal Air ForceGt Sankey St. Mary's Churchyard
35Kelsall, John LindsayCaptainHenryMary DallasCriefScotlandRoyal Field ArtilleryThe Huts Cemetery
36Kelsall, John PedderPrivateJosephJane PedderRuthGarstang, LancsLancashireKing's Own (Royal Lancaster Regt.)Estaires Communal Cemetery and Extension
37Kelsall, John RalphLance CorporalFredericMary Simmons98 Victoria St., Newark, NottsNottinghamshireThe Loyal North Lancashire RegimentThiepval Memorial
38Kelsall, John SlaterPrivateThomasMary Jane SlaterBertha18 Park Rd., Wilmslow, CheshireCheshireRoyal Welsh FusiliersEsquelbecq Military Cemetery
39Kelsall, John WilliamPrivateWilliamBertha LomasAda Ann Platt36 Wilks St., Tunstall, StokeStaffordshireEast Lancashire RegimentCoxyde Military Cemetery
40Kelsall, JosephPrivateJosephElizabeth Barratt52 Ivan St., Belfast [b. Oldham]AntrimRoyal Inniskilling FusiliersWoburn Abbey Cemetery, Cuinchy
41Kelsall, JosephPrivateThomasMargaret SandersonMelbourne, formerly LancashireAustraliaAustralian Infantry, A.I.FVillers Bretonneux Memorial
42Kelsall, MatthewRiflemanMatthew HenryMary Ann Raines26 Berkley St., Attercliffe, SheffieldYorkshireKing's Royal Rifle CorpsWimereux Communal Cemetery
43Kelsall, PercySerjeantWilliamAlice MachinHalmer End Hall, Halmer End, StokeStaffordshireNorth Staffordshire RegimentBedford House Cemetery
44Kelsall, RalphPrivateRalphMartha SwetnamNewcastle, StaffsStaffordshireNorth Staffordshire RegimentR.E. Farm Cemetery
45Kelsall, RichardPrivateFanny Ford44 Wellington St., Hanley, StokeStaffordshireRoyal FusiliersYpres (Menin Gate) Memorial
46Kelsall, RichardGunnerRichardRhoda Simpson23 Wood St., Burslem, StokeStaffordshireRoyal Field ArtilleryYpres (Menin Gate) Memorial
47Kelsall, Richard GeorgeLance CorporalJamesMary Anne GilmourPendleton, ManchesterLancashireRoyal FusiliersThiepval Memorial
48Kelsall, SamuelPrivateJames Elizabeth DanielsStretford, LancsLancashireThe Loyal North Lancashire RegimentYpres (Menin Gate) Memorial
49Kelsall, ThomasPrivateBlackburn, LancsLancashireEast Lancashire RegimentHelles Memorial
50Kelsall, ThomasPrivateJamesMaryHarriet Dale56 Ridgway St., Moss Side, ManchesterLancashireManchester RegimentDantzig Alley British Cemetery
51Kelsall, Thomas LeonardActing BombardierEdward JohnKeziah Wilson12 North St., Hanley, StokeStaffordshireRoyal Field ArtilleryThe Huts Cemetery
52Kelsall, Victor AlbertCaptainWalterEmma ArbonQueen’s Drive, Lyall Bay, Wellington (native of Broughty, Scotland)New ZealendWellington Mounted Rifles, N.Z.E.F.Chunuk Bar (New Zealand Memorial)
53Kelsall, WilfredPrivateJohnRose FordBeatrice RoyalBuck Lane, Ashton-on-MerseyCheshireManchester RegimentA.I.F. Burial Ground
54Kelsall, WilliamPrivateJamesSarah Jane HoltManchesterLancashireLancashire FusiliersYpres (Menin Gate) Memorial
55Kelsall, WilliamLance CorporalMary Ann InceBurslem, StaffsStaffordshireNorth Staffordshire RegimentRailway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm)
56Kelsall, William HenryPrivateMatthew HenryMary Ann RainesLily Power26 Berkley St., Attercliffe, SheffieldYorkshireYork and Lancaster RegimentSheffield (Tinsley Park) Cemetery
57Kelsall, William JosephPrivateGeorgeSarah Ann BromwichNotting Hill, Victoria, Australia (native of Birmingham)AustraliaAustralian Infantry, A.I.FLone Pine Memorial