|Regiment/Unit:||Leinster Regiment, 1st Battalion|
|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.|