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Edward Kelly

Rank: Private, 2nd Class
Street: Parnell Row
Town/Village: Granard
Civil Parish: Granard
Catholic Parish: Granard
Alternative Address: Dublin Street & Ball Alley Lower, Granard;
Census 1901: Resident at Ball Alley Lower, Granard
Census 1911: Resident at Dublin Street, Granard
Regiment/Unit: Royal Air Force
Regiment Number: 292300
Date of Death: 10-10-1918
Cause: Died at sea, (drowning), torpedoing of the R.M.S. Leinster
Memorial: Hollybrook Memorial, Southampton

Edward was born on the 4 November 1897* in Granard. Prior to the war, he was working as a labourer. 

Edward enlisted with the Royal Air Force on the 3 September 1918, but died when R.M.S. Leinster was torpedoed in the Irish Sea. Edward's body was sadly never recovere/identified, and he is commemorated on the Hollybrook Memorial in Southampton.

Parents Names: Son of Michael Kelly and Rose (née Reilly) of Granard.
Notes: *Edward gave 4 April 1897 on his RAF attestment. This could be because he was trying to appear older than he was, he was unsure of his birth month, or his father was late in registering Edward's birth.

Link CWGC entry; to mention in Torpedoed, by Philip LeCane; Find A Grave entry; link to Civil Record of Birth; The R.M.S. Leinster website;

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