We remember Thomas Kelly

We remember Thomas Kelly

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Timeline

Timeline

1874
birth Gorey, County Wexford Ireland Source:8982103 Source:8677209 26th October 1874
1881
sibling Patrick Kelly Source:8982103 1881
1883
sibling Elizabeth Kelly Source:8982103 1883
1896
enlistment Gorey, County Wexford Ireland Source:8982103 24th October 1896
1896
service British Army Private 5904 Royal Irish Regiment Depot, Clonmel Source:8982103 29th October 1896 - 15th December 1899
1897
events Drunkeness Military Discipline Kilworth Camp Ireland Source:8982103 4th July 1897
1897
events Creating a disturbance Military Discipline Kilworth Camp Ireland Source:8982103 6th August 1897
1899
service British Army Lance Corporal 5904 Royal Irish Regiment 1st Battalion (South Africa) Source:8982103 16th December 1899 - 28th July 1900
1900
service British Army Corporal 5904 Royal Irish Regiment 1st Battalion (South Africa) Source:8982103 29th July 1900 - 20th April 1902
1902
events Absent without leave Military Discipline Kimberley South Africa Source:8982103 15th April 1902
1902
service British Army Private 5904 Royal Irish Regiment 1st Battalion (South Africa) Source:8982103 21st April 1902 - 5th October 1903
1903
events Drunkeness Military Discipline Modder River South Africa Source:8982103 18th March 1903
1903
hospitalisation Vomiting Hospital/Institution Source:8982103 10th August 1903 - 18th August 1903
1903
service British Army Lance Corporal 5904 Royal Irish Regiment 1st Battalion (South Africa) Source:8982103 6th October 1903 - 6th June 1904
1903
events Gambling Military Discipline Kroonstaad South Africa Source:8982103 13th December 1903
1904
service British Army Lance Corporal 5904 Royal Irish Regiment 2nd Battalion (Home) Source:8982103 7th June 1904 - 23rd October 1904
1904
service British Army Lance Corporal 5904 Royal Irish Regiment Army Reserve Source:8982103 24th October 1904 - 5th August 1914
1906
employment Painter and decorator Daniel Behan Cornmarket, Dublin Ireland Source:8982103 1906
1907
marriage Catherine Kelly Source:9163787 3rd February 1907
1907
children James Kelly Source:8982103 24th June 1907
1908
children Bridget Kelly Source:8982103 29th June 1908
1909
children Mary Kelly Source:8982103 4th November 1909
1910
events Reference from Commanding Officer Conduct Source:8982103 23rd October 1910
1910
employment Waiter Messrs Dickinson's Dublin Ireland Source:8982103 23rd October 1910
1911
children John Kelly Source:8982103 5th February 1911
1911
location New Row South, Dublin Ireland their own address Source:9163787 2nd April 1911
1911
employment House Painter Dublin Ireland Source:9163787 2nd April 1911
1912
children Kathleen Kelly Source:8982103 14th October 1912
1914
location 33 Eugene Street, off Cork Street, Dublin Ireland their own address Source:8982103 5th August 1914
1914
service British Army Lance Corporal 5904 Royal Irish Regiment 2nd Battalion Source:8982103 6th August 1914 - 12th December 1914
1914
location Raglan South Barracks, Devonport United Kingdom military residence address Source:9163586 11th August 1914
1915
events His widow's pension from army Pensions and Gratuities Dublin Ireland Source:8982103 26th July 1915
1914
death Died of wounds Lance Corporal Thomas Kelly was wounded in the Battle of Mons and taken as a prisoner of war. He subsequently died of his wounds in early December 1914. He is buried in Mons Communal Cemetery. Mons Belgium Source:8982103 Source:8677209 Source:9163586 12th December 1914
sibling Michael Kelly Source:8982103
burial Mons (bergen) Communal Cemetery CWGC Cemetery/Memorial Hainaut Belgium IV B 13 Source:8677212
sibling Catherine Farrell Source:8982103
awards Queen's South Africa Medal 1899-02 Other War Service Award Source:8982103
awards King's South Africa Medal 1901 and 1902 Other War Service Award Source:8982103

Details

Details

Names
TypeName
First Names Thomas
Initials T
Last Name Kelly
Source 2220778
Gender
GenderSource
Male
Locations
AddressCountryTypeDateSource
33 Eugene Street, off Cork Street, Dublin Ireland their own address known 5th August 1914
New Row South, Dublin Ireland their own address known 2nd April 1911
Raglan South Barracks, Devonport United Kingdom military residence address known 11th August 1914
Contribution

Military Service

Military Service
ServiceNumberUnitSectionRankSource
British Army 5904 Royal Irish Regiment 1st Battalion (South Africa) Lance Corporal
British Army 5904 Royal Irish Regiment 1st Battalion (South Africa) Corporal
British Army 5904 Royal Irish Regiment 1st Battalion (South Africa) Private
British Army 5904 Royal Irish Regiment 1st Battalion (South Africa) Lance Corporal
British Army 5904 Royal Irish Regiment 2nd Battalion (Home) Lance Corporal
British Army 5904 Royal Irish Regiment Army Reserve Lance Corporal
British Army 5904 Royal Irish Regiment Depot, Clonmel Private
British Army 5904 Royal Irish Regiment 2nd Battalion Lance Corporal
Awards
AwardTypeSource
1914 Star with Clasp First World War Campaign/Service Medal
British War Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
King's South Africa Medal 1901 and 1902 Other War Service Award
Queen's South Africa Medal 1899-02 Other War Service Award
Victory Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
Family
Children
NameRelationshipDatesSource
James Kelly son 24th June 1907
Bridget Kelly daughter 29th June 1908
Mary Kelly daughter 4th November 1909
John Kelly son 5th February 1911
Kathleen Kelly daughter 14th October 1912
Parents
NameRelationshipDatesSource
James Kelly father
Siblings
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Michael Kelly brother
Patrick Kelly brother 1881
Elizabeth Kelly sister 1883
Catherine Farrell sister
Spouse
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Catherine Kelly wife 3rd February 1907
Physical
ComplexionEyesHairSource
Fresh Grey Brown
DateHeightSource
1912-09-30 5'10"
Religion
DateReligionSource
1896-10-26 Roman Catholic

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Communities

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Evidence

Evidence

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Official Records

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Medal Index Card
Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) Casualty Records Imperial1
Soldiers died in the Great War 1914-1919 Transcription Patrick63223
Ireland: National Roll of Honour 1914-1921 Transcription Patrick63223
British Army Service Records 1914-1920 Transcription Patrick63223
Ireland Census 1911 Transcription Patrick63223

External Evidence

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The Campaigns and History of the Royal Irish Regiment Vol.II from 1900 to 1922 Patrick63223
"There's a Devil in the Drum" by J.F.Lucy Patrick63223
“The Mons Star: The British Expeditionary Force 1914” Patrick63223

Multimedia

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Lance Corporal Thomas Kelly's grave Patrick63223
Royal Irish Regiment Cap Badge Patrick63223
Royal Irish Regiment Cap Badge Patrick63223
Gorey, County Wexford Patrick63223
The Guardhouse at Raglan Barracks, Devonport Patrick63223
SS Herschel Patrick63223
The area to the east of Mons Patrick63223
The area to the east of Mons Patrick63223
The road along the eastern edge of the cemetery Patrick63223
The entrance to Mons Communal Cemetery Patrick63223
La Bascule crossroads, Mons, Belgium Patrick63223
La Bascule crossroads, Mons, Belgium Patrick63223
Restaurant Leon on Chausee de Binche Patrick63223
Rue Leon Save, Mons, Belgium. Patrick63223
The bridge over La Trouille near Hyon Patrick63223
Maison Communale, Hyon Patrick63223
Maison Communale, Hyon Patrick63223
A typical pave (pa-vay) road Patrick63223
4th position of the RIRgt on 23rd August 1914 Patrick63223
Map of the Battle of Mons Patrick63223
St Symphorien Military Cemetery, Mons, Belgium Patrick63223
Unknown Royal Irish Regiment Soldier Patrick63223
Unknown Royal Irish Regiment Soldiers Patrick63223
Mons (Bergen) Communal Cemetery Patrick63223
2nd Battalion R.I.Rgt. Memorial, Mons. Patrick63223
2nd Battalion R.I.Rgt. Memorial, Mons. Patrick63223
La Ferté-sous-Jouarre Memorial Patrick63223
Eugene Street, Dublin Patrick63223
New Row South, Dublin Patrick63223

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