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John Kielty (Keilty)

Rank: Private
Street: Great Water Street
Townland:
Town/Village: Longford
Civil Parish: Templemichael
Catholic Parish: Templemichael
Country:
Alternative Address:
Census 1901: www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Longford/Longford_No__1_Urban/Great_Water_Street/1555846/
Census 1911:
Regiment/Unit: Leinster Regiment, 3rd Battalion. "C" Company/ 2nd Battalion/ 6th Battalion
Regiment Number: 4136
Date of Death:
Cause: Survived the War
Memorial:
Information: John (Johnny) Kielty was born c.1890 in Longford town. He was the younger brother of Michael (entry No. 238) and Patrick (entry no. 654) Kielty who also served in World War 1. Pte Kielty enlisted in January 1915 at Birr, Kings County (Offaly). He served in France initially for 5 months, before being transferred to Salonika where he spent over 3 years. He suffered some injuries in the war, including a gunshot wound in July 1915.
Parents Names: Son of Timothy and Annie Kielty, Little Water Street, Longford.
Notes: Johnny Kielty featured in a piece in the Longford Leader on the 11 April 1953, where he commiserated with Queen Elizabeth on the passing of her grandmother Mary of Teck. He vowed to make his way to view the new queen's coronation, (link below).
Links: http://archive.irishnewsarchive.com/olive/apa/ina.edu/SharedView.Article.aspx?href=LOL%2F1953%2F04%2F11&id=Ar01002&sk=206E11C3

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