University of Oxford
Browse
1/1
7 files

61006: The diary of Corporal John Henry Kelty

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

Corporal 33404 John Henry Kelty, known as Harry, was my grandfather. He was born in Newton Heath Manchester in 1890.

He was in the territorial army before joining the Manchester Regiment for war service.

He became a sergeant (gas NCO) and was transferred between battalions due, I assume, to losses. He was wounded and returned to England spending time in No. 1 War Hospital Reading and another hospital which I do not know it's name.

He did not return to the front due to losing a large portion of his right calf muscle from the gunshot wound. He was eventually discharged in December 1918. He spent some time in Germany after the war and eventually became a manager of the Yates' Wine Lodge in Manchester. He died in 1956, a year before my birth.

These are photographs of a diary he kept, which strangely ends on the day his brother 1714 Private Frank Kelty died.

A transcript of the diary, photographs, and information on his brother Frank have been submitted separately.

History

Identifier

9582.cpd| 8291.jpg|GWA_7396_BILD0191.jpg 8292.jpg|GWA_7397_BILD0192.jpg 8293.jpg|GWA_7398_BILD0194.jpg 8294.jpg|GWA_7401_BILD0195.jpg 8295.jpg|GWA_7402_BILD0196.jpg 8296.jpg|GWA_7403_BILD0197.jpg 8297.doc|GWA_7404_33404_Sgt_John_Henry_Kelty_17th_Manchester_Regiment.doc

Creator

Kelty, John Henry

Date

July 3rd 1916 - September 5th 1916

Date Created

03/07/1916 | 01/01/1916

Temporal Coverage

05/09/1916 | 31/12/1916

Source

Notebook

Medium

Paper

Type

Diary

Pages

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Number of Pages

7

Contributor

Admin | Paul Davis

Rights

The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor

Publisher

The Great War Archive, University of Oxford

Usage metrics

    Great War Archive

    Exports

    RefWorks
    BibTeX
    Ref. manager
    Endnote
    DataCite
    NLM
    DC