WW1 --> Military Medal - Commissioned - Military Cross - Croix de Guerre
Ireland 1920's --> Served as an intelligence officer and was on an IRA hit list - OBE
Post War --> Spell as an adjutant in Portsmouth - seconded to the TA - court martial ed and dismissed from the service in 1928
WW2 --> George Medal in the ARP
and....... a spot of bigamy !!!! Wife and Bar
Clearly a Gunner whose professionalism and conduct in an operational sitaution was in the highest traditions of the Royal Regiment. He appears to have had problems when not in action.
Still a problem Combat Stress
Campbell Joseph O'Connor Kelly (the Army List shows him as 'Campbell Kelly' through January 1928)
Born on 21 Sept 1892
MM London Gazette, 12 Dec 1917, as a Sergeant, RGA
In the ranks for seven years and 47 days
Served in France and Flanders from October 1916 to June 1918
Commissioned 2nd Lieut, RGA on 7 Jan 18
Served with 185th Siege Battery, RGA
MC, London Gazette 24 Sep 1918 as a 2nd Lieut., RGA: 'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. While out with a patrol he encountered a strong hostile party, who bombed him, but by using his revolver he succeeded in getting away and bringing back information. Again he did excellent work with a party of gunners, with rifles, in holding up the enemy while the guns were being withdrawn. He frequently returned to the battery under heavy fire to obtain further supplies of ammunition, though at the time he was suffering from the effects of gas.'
Croix de Guerre, London Gazette 7 Jan 1919 as 2nd Lieut, RGA
Also received the BWM and VM and was once wounded.
Lieut, RGA, 7 July 1919
From 1 May 1919 to 20 May 1922 he held a special appointment with the Intelligence Division, Irish Command, and was responsible for interrogating members of the Irish Republican Army. Became a major target for the IRA (see On Another Man's Wound.
OBE,London Gazette, 1 Jan 1923 as Lieut, RGA for services in Ireland
Adjutant, Portsmouth Docks, RA from 3 Feb 1923 to 10 Jan 1926
Temp. Captain, 11 Jan 1926
Adjutant, Glamorgan, Heavy Brigade, RA, TA from 11 Jan 1926 until he was dismissed the Army, 24 July 1928
GM,London Gazette, 28 Jan 1941 as Control Officer, Works Air Defence Department, Coventry.
His medal group was sold by Sotheby's in 1973, Lusted in 1980 and Christie's in 1989.