William was born on August 17 1922 in Gibbons Alberta as the son of George (English) and Ella Kelly (Irish). They were divorced. His brother was Alvin Kelly and sister L. Ireen.
He was a mechanic and member of the Baptist Church. He liked sports.
He enlisted on August 4 1942 in Edmonton and he went on May 22 1943 overseas to the UK and he went thereafter on June 6 1944 to France for the D-Day landing.
William died of wounds on Tuesday August 15 age 21 in the A Coy near Falaise and he was temporarily buried at 2 km’s East of Soulangy and reburied on May 17 1945 in Bretteville S/Laize.
His medals were: 1939-45 Star; France Germany Star; Defence Medal; War Medal; CVSM & Clasp.