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Michael Kielty

Rank: Private
Street: Great Water Street
Town/Village: Longford
Civil Parish: Templemichael
Catholic Parish: Templemichael
Alternative Address: Lisduff, Longford; Ballymahon Street, Longford; Earl Street, Longford
Census 1901: Resident at Great Water Street
Census 1911: Resident at Great Water Street.
Regiment/Unit: Leinster Regiment, 2nd Battalion, "B" Company; Leinster Regiment, 6th Battalion
Regiment Number: 4629
Date of Death: 16-10-1918
Cause: Died of Wounds, (Battle of Courtrai), 2nd Casualty Clearing Station
Memorial: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

Michael was born Michael Joseph Kielty in Lisduff, Longford on 28 August 1884. He married Bridget Glynn* on the 6 April 1910. Prior to the war, Michael worked as a bricklayer's labourer.

Michael enlisted in Longford initially with the 6th Leinsters before transferring to the 2nd Battalion. On the 14 October, the Battle of Courtrai 1918 began, Michael was involved with a major engagement in the Ledeghem in Flanders as part of the advance on the River Lys; he was one of nearly 100 members of the battalion to have been killed, injured or missing on that day. Sadly he died two days later in the 2nd Casualty Clearing Station. 

Michael's brothers, John and Patrick also served in WW1.  

Parents Names: Son of Timothy Kielty and Anne (née Coffey) of Great Water Street, Longford.
Notes: *Bridget resided in Ballymacallen, Moyvore, Co. Westmeath after Michael's death.

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