1st Battalion, Royal Munster Fusiliers (British Army)
09/09/1916 (Killed in Action)
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.
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"