Death of Mr. Jack Kelly – Conisbro’ Man Was Permanent Invalid

December 1951

South Yorkshire Times, December 1, 1951

Death of Mr. Jack Kelly

Conisbro’ Man Was Permanent Invalid

Thirty-seven-years-old Mr. Jack Kelly, ex-boxer and ex-miner, was turned into a permanent invalid when a bullet wound received in the war caused muscular atrophy. Yesterday morning after being incapacitated for many months, he died at his home, 13 March Street, Conisbrough.

The facts are being reported to the Doncaster District Coroner.

Once a fit and strong man, Mr. Kelly had seen his muscles become thin and wasted during the last two years. He had to give up his sporting interests. He was a promising heavyweight boxer before the war, and still kept in with the sport after his discharge, hoping some day to do some training or managing.

He had treatment for his disease and seemed to be progressing. Then the therapist treating him had to finish because he too, was suffering from poor health. Mr. Kelly’s health declined again.

It was after the “South Yorkshire Times” had given publicity to his case that that another offer of assistance from a Doncaster physiotherapist, and a Denaby taxi proprietor offered to take Mr. Kelly to Doncaster free.

Mr. Kelly leaves a widow.