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Francis Kelly

Rank: Lance-Corporal
Street: Water Lane
Town/Village: Granard
Civil Parish: Granard
Catholic Parish: Granard
Alternative Address:
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Census 1911:
Regiment/Unit: Leinster Regiment, 1st Battalion
Regiment Number: 8952
Date of Death: 11-02-1915
Cause: Died of Wounds. 81st Field Ambulance, Belgium
Memorial: Dickebusch Old Military Cemetery, Neerplaats, Dikkebus, Ieper/Ypres, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

Francis was born 1882 in Granard.

L-Cpl Kelly enlisted in Mullingar, Co. Westmeath and entered the war in France in December 1914.Francis was likely a reservist and was called up not long after the declaration of war.

It is likely that he was fatally wounded during a tour in the trenches at Dickebush (modern Dikkebus) between the 9 and 11 February; during this period a 2nd Lieutenant and three other men from the 1st Leinsters were killed and ten were wounded. 

Parents Names: Son of Francis and Nellie Kelly, Water Lane, Granard.

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