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61150: Photographs of Corporal John Henry Kelty

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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. My grandfather is on the right hand end of the third row.

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.

Harry is to the right, with his sister (the nurse) and I believe the man to be his cousin. 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. My grandfather is on the front left hand side of the photograph.

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. 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. My grandfather is on the right hand end of the third row.

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. 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. I assume this picture was taken before he was sent to France, on this photograph he is on the right standing next to the man with the brush.

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.

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Subject

Kelty, John Henry

Date

1916 - 1917 | Unknown 1916/1917

Date Created

1916 | 03/07/1916 01/11/1916 01/10/1916

Temporal Coverage

31/03/1905 | 05/09/1917 31/12/1917

Source

Photograph

Medium

Photographic paper

Type

Photograph

Pages

1, 2, 3, 4

Number of Pages

4

Contributor

Admin | Paul Davis

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The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor

Publisher

The Great War Archive, University of Oxford

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