1918. The Christmas Echo: Honour Roll Number. LLSC.
CEF no. 400629
Kelland was born on 8 March 1891 in Exeter, ON, the youngest of 8 children. He went to Empress Avenue School and St. George School in London, ON, before enlisting on 11 January 1915 with the 33rd Canadian Infantry Battalion. He had served for three years previously in the United States infantry. Sgt. Kelland was posted to the 1st Btn in the field in August 1915 before transferring to the 1st Canadian Division Machine Gun Corps. In May 1916 he was promoted to Corporal and 12 days later suffered a gunshot wound to the back. He recovered in hospital, and was promoted to Sergeant in the CMGC. He was later hospitalized for venereal disease. On 8 August 1918, Sgt. Kelland suffered a fatal gunshot wound to the chest in Amiens, France.
He is commemorated on page 440 of the First World War Book of Remembrance (Memorial Chamber, Peace Tower, Parliament Hill).
Grave: Longueau British Cemetery, France.