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Patrick Kielty

Rank: Private
Street: Great Water Street
Town/Village: Longford
Civil Parish: Templemichael
Catholic Parish: Templemichael
Alternative Address: New Street, Longford; Ballymahon Street, Longford
Census 1901: Resident at Great Water Street
Census 1911: Resident at Great Water Street
Regiment/Unit: Labour Corps; {Royal Engineers, Inland Waterways & Docks}; [Connaught Rangers] ; (6th Rifle Brigade)
Regiment Number: 477939; {354406}; [4555]; (839)
Date of Death: 25-04-1931
Cause: Survived WW1; died in an accident

Patrick was born on New Street, Longford on the 22 May 1886. He married Martha Reilly* in St. Mel's Cathedral on the 22 January 1923. 

Patrick went on active service in November 1914, but was later wounded in late 1917. He received the 1914 Star, and the British War and Victory Medals. 

Sadly Patrick died in a workplace accident on 25 April 1931. He was undertaking plastering work at St. Mel's College** when he slipped from the scaffolding he was working on.

Patrick was a brother of John and Michael Kielty, the latter of whom died in the war.

Parents Names: Son of Timothy Kielty and Annie (née Coffey), Little Water Street, Longford.
Notes: *Possibly from Ballinamuck **For Messrs Kelly Building Contractors

link to Civil Record of Marriage; link to Longford Leader, May 1931, 'Young Man's Tragic End': link to Civil Record of Death; List of the wounded, Freemans Journal, 26 December 1917; 

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