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Thomas Kielty

Rank: Pioneer
Street: 7 Park Road
Townland: Townparks
Town/Village: Longford
Civil Parish: Templemichael
Catholic Parish: Templemichael
Alternative Address: Paddington, London; Armagh; Earl Street, Longford
Census 1901:
Census 1911:
Regiment/Unit: Royal Engineers I.W. & D./ [Rifle Brigade, 6th Battalion]/ [Royal Munster Fusiliers - possible]
Regiment Number: WR354406 (331355)/ [839]/ [7055]
Date of Death: 14-09-1937
Cause: Survived WW1.

Thomas Kielty was born in 1866 in Longford. He married Annie Dwyer on the 1 February 1902, in Paddington, London, and they had 5 children: Thomas Patrick, William Edward, Martha Mary Agnes, John Joseph and Charles Edwin. They initially lived in Paddington, and then Armagh before returning to Longford where he worked on the railway. Pte Kielty had a long military career, and had served in South Africa prior to 1901. He re-enlisted at Longford in August 1917. After the war in 1919 he was transferred to the special reserve.

Thomas died in Earl Street, Longford away in September 1937 of natural causes.

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Notes: Royal Engineers I.W&D refers to "Inland Waterways & Docks". They were primarily based out of Richborough, near the town of Sandwich in Kent, which was built to service supplies to the Western Front. For more information and images visit:

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