Edward Kellett (Conservative politician)
Colonel Edward Orlando Kellett (19 May 1902 – 22 March 1943) was an English Member of Parliament and British Army officer who was killed in action during fighting in Tunisia during the Second World War.
Edward Orlando Kellett
|Born||19 May 1902|
|Died||22 March 1943 (aged 40)|
Sfax War Cemetery, Tunisia
|Unit||Royal Armoured Corps|
|Battles/wars||World War II|
The son of Major-General Richard Orlando Kellett, Kellett graduated from the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, and was commissioned as a second lieutenant into the Irish Guards on 1 February 1923. In 1928 he was confirmed as a lieutenant in the reserves. On 1 March 1930 he transferred to the Territorial Army as a lieutenant in the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry. By 1939 he was a major and in May 1939 was elected as Member of Parliament for Birmingham Aston He was also a big game hunter. The Second World War saw Kellett fighting in Tunisia as a colonel of the Royal Armoured Corps. He was killed in March 1943, aged 40, during the fighting in North Africa and is buried in Sfax War Cemetery.
- "LIEUT. COL. KELLETT IS KILLED IN ACTION; Member of Parliament Was With 8th Army in Africa". The New York Times. 8 April 1943. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 18 November 2015.
- London Gazette 32792 Archived 16 October 2012 at the Wayback Machine
- London Gazette 33444 Archived 16 October 2012 at the Wayback Machine
- London Gazette 33584 Archived 16 October 2012 at the Wayback Machine
- "Person Page – 22001; Lt.-Col. Edward Orlando Kellett". The Peerage. 19 December 2014. Retrieved 18 November 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- London Gazette 34628 Archived 16 October 2012 at the Wayback Machine
- CWGC entry
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Edward Orlando Kellett
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
| Member of Parliament for Birmingham Aston
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