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15431   Rifleman Adam McKelvey
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 19/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 8th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 24/07/1888
Died: 15/12/1917 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 29
Summary      
Adam McKelvey was the only son of Thomas John and Elizabeth McKelvey. He was born in Bellaghy on 24th July 1888. His mother died when he was very young. His father was a farmer. Adam too worked on a farm, in Leitrim, Castledawson, County Londonderry. Adam McKelvey later enlisted in Belfast. Rifleman Adam McKelvey was serving with the 8th/9th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he was died of wounds at Rouen on Saturday 15th December 1917.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: St Sever Cemetery Extension
  Rouen, Seine-Maritime
Grave Ref: P-V-F 1A
CWGC Casualty 519328
Summary      
St Sever Cemetery and St. Sever Cemetery Extension are located within a large communal cemetery situated on the eastern edge of the southern Rouen suburbs of Le Grand Quevilly and Le Petit Quevilly. If approaching Rouen from the north, head for the centre of town and cross over the river Seine, following signs for Caen. Follow this route until you get to the 'Rond Point des Bruyeres' roundabout (next to the football stadium), then take the first exit into the Boulevard Stanislas Girardin. The cemetery is 150 metres down this road on the left. If approaching Rouen from the south, follow the N138 (Avenue des Canadiens) towards the centre of town. At the 'Rond Point des Bruyeres' roundabout (next to the football stadium), take the fourth exit into the Boulevard Stanislas Girardin. The cemetery is 150 metres down this road on the left. If arriving on foot, take the metro to St Sever Metro Station, then follow the Avenue de Caen until you get to the Avenue de la Liberation, then take this road and follow this, which will become the Boulevard du 11 Novembre. At the end of this road is the 'Rond Point des Bruyeres' roundabout. Take the first exit from this into the Boulevard Stanislas Girardin. The cemetery is 150 metres down this road on the left.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Castledawson WW1 Memorial - Panel 1 Castledawson
2 Bellaghy Presbyterian Church - WW1 Roll of Honour Bellaghy
3 Castledawson L.O.L. 97 - Roll of Honour 1914-1918 Castledawson
Local Insitute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 They Didn't Come Home - Castledawson - WWI 77
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 1901 Census lists 'McKelvy' family 1901 census lists Adam as age 10 living with the family at house 3 in Ballyscullion (West), Bellaghy, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Adam McKelvey 1911 census lists Adam as age 22 working as a farm servant at house 31 in Leitrim, Castledawson, Londonderry
3 Castledawson War Dead Details of Rifleman Adam McKelvey including photo
4 National Archives UK Medal Card of No 15430 Rifleman Robert McKelvey can be purchased here
5 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Rifleman Adam McKelvey's grave can be purchased here
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2020