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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
Summary      
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.
Further Information
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.
Medal card
Private Kelly arrived in France with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Munster Fusiliers on 19th December 1915.
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.
Private Kelly has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme. The Thiepval Memorial, the Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, bears the names of more than 72,000 officers and men of the United Kingdom and South African forces who died in the Somme sector before 20 March 1918 and have no known grave. Over 90% of those commemorated died between July and November 1916.
There is a Private Francis Kelly, of the Royal Munster Fusiliers, on Tralee War Memorial, but he died in October 1918.
The CWGC record Private Francis Kelly as the son of James and Rose Kelly of Ravella Terrace, Aughnacloy, County Tyrone.
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Relevant Dungannon Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Ravella Terrace, Aughnacloy Aughnacloy CWGC lists parents in Ravella Terrace 54.414522 -6.981430
References and Links
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1 FindAGrave.com 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 2015-2021