Dennison Thomas KELLY 1924 – 1944
P/KX 178870 Stoker 2nd Class Dennison Thomas Kelly RN HMS Isis died 20 July 1944 aged 19. He is commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial and West Auckland War Memorial.
Dennison Thomas Kelly was born 1 August 1924, the son of Dennis and Lily Kelly. In 1939, Dennis Kely worked as a general labourer at Leeming Bar RAF Station. There were probably 4 children at home including Alice and Patricia. The family lived at Salisbury Square. 
The service details of Stoker Dennison Thomas Kelly have not been researched. HMS Isis was a destroyer under the command of Lt. Cdr. Henry Dumaresq Durell which struck a mine and sank off Normandy, France on 20 July 1944. The position was in channel “T” off the western sector of the Normandy landing beaches at 49˚27’196N 0˚36’574W. The wreck lies in 20 metres of water about 5 miles NE of Courseulles-sur-Mer. Eleven officers and 143 ratings were lost.
P/KX 178870 Stoker 2nd Class Dennison Thomas Kelly is commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial along with almost 15,000 seamen lost at sea during the Second World War. There is also a memorial in Portsmouth Cathedral.
 Commonwealth War Graves Commission
 UK British Army and Navy Birth, Marriage and Death Records 1730-1960
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