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Patrick Kelly

Rank: Private
Street: Barrack Street
Town/Village: Granard
Civil Parish: Granard
Catholic Parish: Granard
Alternative Address: Yorkshire
Census 1901:
Census 1911:
Regiment/Unit: York and Lancaster Regiment, 1st Battalion, 'D' Company
Regiment Number: 13172
Date of Death: 04-05-1915
Cause: Died of wounds, France.
Memorial: Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Nord), France

Patrick was born March 1881 in Granard. He was one of four children including Michael, Rose and Mary.

Patrick immigrated to Yorkshire and enlisted in Birdwell in September 1914. It is mentioned in the war diary that on 2 May orders were received to relieve the 2nd Kings Own in the trenches. The battalion then moved off at 6pm and marched under heavy shell fire to the new line at Verlorenhoer. Pte. Kelly received a shell wound in the thigh that day, and died as a result.

His death was mentioned in the Longford Leader, 29 May 1915. It also stated that Patricks brother Michael had joined the army and was set to be placed with the Royal Field Artillery.

Parents Names: Son of the late Joseph and Catherine (Kate) (née Kiernan) Kelly of Granard.
Notes: Recorded as Patrick Kelley in his Army Service record. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission gives his age at the time of death as 34, but he was 29. Patrick's father had passed away prior to Patrick's death.

Link to CWGC; Link of Soldiers Will; Link to Civil Birth Record; Longford Leader, 29 May 1915, Granard Notes: The Battles Toll;


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