PVT William Francis Kelly was born 19 Dec 1910 in Boston, Massachusetts to John H. and Mary Jane (Lyons) Kelly. His father worked as a packer in a market, his mother worked as a waitress but by 1930, neither parent was employed and William's brother John was supporting the family as a chauffeur. We are not sure when, but he married a woman named Sarah.
William entered the service in October 1943. After his training he was sent to Europe and on 13 Jul 1944 he was transferred from the replacement depot to F Company 116th Infantry. PVT Kelly was killed in action on 17 Jul 1944.
PVT Kelly was repatriated in 1950 and was re-interred in Oak Grove Cemetery in Medford, Massachusetts.