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Elizabeth Kelly

Rank: Worker
Street: Richmond Harbour
Townland: Glebe
Town/Village: Clondra (Cloondara)
Civil Parish: Killashee
Catholic Parish: Killashee
Alternative Address: "Brentor", 74 Park Road, Lytham, Blackpool, Lancashire, UK
Census 1901: Recorded as Lizzie Kelly
Census 1911:
Regiment/Unit: Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps
Regiment Number: 42182
Date of Death:
Cause: Survived the war

Elizabeth was born at Richmond Harbour, Clondra, Longford on the 21 April 1896. Prior to the war she was employed as a servant to a solicitor, William Wilkins and his wife Edith, in Lytham, Lancashire. Worker Kelly enlisted in Manchester on 13 June 1918. She was deployed from Folkestone to France at the end of the month, where she served as a waitress*. She was primarily based in Camp 1 Étaples, along with Fort Mahon (Somme coast) and Aux le Chateau up her demobilisation in September 1919.

Parents Names: Daugher of Mrs. Mary Kelly, Richmond Harbour, Clondra, Co. Longford
Notes: *On demobilisation Worker Kelly was noted as a clerk. Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps, was formed in 1917, was a unit made up of unskilled and semi-skilled workers, such as cooks and waitresses. On her attestation, she said her father was a farmer, but did not name him.

Link to Women's Army Auxiliary Corps 1917-1920 Transcription

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