John (Jack) Sherwood Kelly, VC CMG DSO (1880-1931) was a formidable soldier. He fought in British colonial campaigns in the early 1900s, distinguished himself during the First World War at Gallipoli, the Somme and Cambrai, and, after the war, was involved in the British campaign in northern Russia in support of the White Russians. During his military career he achieved fame and notoriety for his mixture of heroic exploits and explosive temperament.
In this meticulously researched and vivid biography Sherwood Kellys story is told and you can see a fascinating insight into one of the most remarkable and controversial military men of the period. Kelly had a combat record going back to the 1896 Matabele Revolt. He was awarded the DSO for his exploits in Gallipoli in 1916.
Author Philip Bujak joined the British army as a young man and serving with The Royal Anglian Regiment as a commissioned officer, the author pursued a thirty-year career as a history teacher and headmaster of a girls’ boarding school and has written on a number of aspects of military history.
Specialising in the First and Second World Wars, he has been researching the life of Lieutenant Colonel John Sherwood Kelly for over twenty years. www.pen-and-sword.co.uk
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