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60992: Photographs of Private Frank Kelty's Diary

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posted on 2024-02-25, 18:30 authored by Great War Archive Project Team

My Great Uncle Private Frank Kelty (1714 ) joined the 2nd / 10th Manchester Regiment in 1916. He died on the 5th of September 1916, at which time he was attached to the King's Liverpool Regiment, and is buried in Euston Road Cemetery in France.

I was told he had joined under age and his elder brother informed the authorities and he left the army and went to work in munitions.

He then rejoined the army when he was old enough, but it is apparent from his diary entries that he had done so very reluctantly.

We believe that the damage to the diary was caused by shrapnel that we also believe resulted in his death. He had made daily entries in the diary up until the 29th August 1916. This leads me to believe that this date was the day he was wounded.

A transcription of some of the diary has been submitted separately.

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Creator

Kelty, Frank

Date

20th June 1916 - 14th August 1916

Date Created

20/06/1916 | 04/08/1914

Temporal Coverage

14/08/1916 | 11/11/1918

Source

Notebook

Medium

Paper

Type

Diary

Pages

1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Number of Pages

5

Contributor

Admin | Paul Davis

Rights

The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor

Publisher

The Great War Archive, University of Oxford

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