Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
5382   Private Francis Kelly
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Dated added: 15/02/2017   Last updated: 08/07/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Munster Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 09/09/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 41
Francis Kelly was the son of James and Rose Kelly. Francis was born about 1873 in Carnteel, County Tyrone. Francis Kelly enlisted in Cork. He was living in Aughnacloy at the time. Private Francis Kelly was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Munster Fusiliers when he was killed in action in France on Saturday 9th September 1916. He was 41 years old. The CWGC record Private Francis Kelly as the son of James and Rose Kelly of Ravella Terrace, Aughnacloy, County Tyrone.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  Thiepval, Somme, 
Grave Ref: Face 16C
CWGC Casualty 797628
The Thiepval Memorial will be found on the D73, next to the village of Thiepval, off the main Bapaume to Albert road (D929). Each year a major ceremony is held at the memorial on 1 July. The Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme is a war memorial to 72,337 missing British and South African servicemen who died in the Battles of the Somme of the First World War between 1915 and 1918, with no known grave. It is near the village of Thiepval, Picardy in France. Designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, Thiepval has been described as "the greatest executed British work of monumental architecture of the twentieth century"
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 Photo of Private Francis Kelly's inscription
2 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
3 Tralee WW1 Memorial NOT this Private Francis Kelly - different death date
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023