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Name: Ernest Tilton Sumpter Kelly
Country: Canada
Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 1
Victories: 6
Born: 20 June 1898
Place of Birth: Athol Township, Prince Edward County (Ontario)
Died: 15 June 1918 Killed In Action
Place of Death: South of Laventie
Cemetery: Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, Pas de Calais, France
After serving with the Canadian Expeditionary Force, Kelly joined the Royal Flying Corps on 6 July 1917. The following year, he was posted to 1 Squadron as an S.E.5a pilot. Shot down by a Fokker DR.I, he scored six victories before he was killed in action.
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 27 May 1918 1425 1 S.E.5a (B130) C (DESF) 1 1 mi S of Bailleul
2 27 May 1918 1450 1 S.E.5a (B130) C (DES) 1 Kemmel
3 28 May 1918 0635 1 S.E.5a (B130) C (OOC) 2 Meteren-Bailleul
4 28 May 1918 0700 1 S.E.5a (B130) DFW C (DES) 2 Meteren-Bailleul
5 30 May 1918 1430 1 S.E.5a (B1301) Albatros D.V (OOC) N of La Gorgue
6 01 Jun 1918 1940 1 S.E.5a (B733) Pfalz D.III (OOC) 3 Armentières

1 Shared with Capt Percy Clayson, Lt Duerson Knight, Lt Basil Moody, Lt Harold Kullberg
2 Shared with Lt E M Forsyth (B733), Lt Basil Moody, Lt Ernest Owen, Lt A F Scroggs (C6416), Capt K S Henderson (C1112), Lt Kenneth Laing, Lt H H Bradley (C1102), Lt Harold Kullberg, Lt Duerson Knight, Capt Percy Clayson
3 Shared with Capt Charles Lavers, Lt Duerson Knight, Lt L W Mawbey (B130), Lt E M Newman (C1101), Capt Percy Clayson, Lt Harold Kullberg, Lt C B Henderson (C1849), 2Lt H S Hennessy (D337), Lt Wallace Smart
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