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13826   Private Austin Kelly
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 07/07/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 7th Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 12/11/1896
Died: 16/08/1915 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 18
Austin Kelly was the son of John and Annie Kelly (nee Austin). Austin was born on 12th November 1896 in Fivemiletown, County Tyrone. The family moved to Clonmellon Town, Westmeath. His father was a constable in the Royal Irish Constabulary. Austin attended Wilsons Hospital School, a fee-paying Church of Ireland institution. Private Austin Kelly was serving with C company, 7th Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers, when he landed at Suvla Bay in Gallipoli in August 1915. A week later he was one of hundreds of men killed in the attempt to capture the heights of Kiriche Tepe. He died on Monday 16th August 1915.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Helles Memorial
  Cape Helles, Gallipoli
Grave Ref: Panel 190-196
CWGC Casualty 692888
The Anzac and Suvla cemeteries are first signposted from the left hand junction of the Eceabat- Bigali Road. From this junction travel into the main Anzac area. Follow the road to Helles, opposite the Kabatepe Museum, at 14.2 kms. take a right turn at the 'T' junction and at 14.3 kms. take the left fork. After a total of 22.8 kms, take a right turn to the memorial along a rough track 500m long. The Helles Memorial stands on the tip of the Gallipoli Peninsula. It takes the form of an obelisk over 30 metres high that can be seen by ships passing through the Dardanelles.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Fivemiletown War Memorial WW1 - Panel 1 Fivemiletown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Fivemiletown War Dead Book 15
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1 1901 Census lists Kelly family Lists Austin as age 4 living with the family at house 22 in Clonmellon Town, Killna, Westmeath
2 1911 Census lists Austin Kelly Lists Austin as age 14 living at house 7 in Heathland, Ballinalack, Westmeath
3 1911 Census lists Kelly family Does not list Austin as living with the family at house 30 in Clonmellon Town, Killua, Westmeath
4 Londonderry Sentinel - 20 Aug 2016 Details of Private Austin Kelly
5 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
6 Wikipedia - Wilson's Hospital School Details of school Austin Kelly attended
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023