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Harry Kelly

Male 1888 - 1918  (29 years)

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  • Name Harry Kelly 
    Born 30 Jun 1888  Bathurst, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Ironmonger, Salesman, Soldier 
    Residence 1888-1910  Bathurst, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1910-1915  Ashfield, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    21 Ormond Street 
    Occupation 1 Jul 1915  Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Salesman 
    Buried 1918  Adelaide Cemetery, Villers Bretoneau, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Plot 3, Row L, Grave 20
    Died 6 Apr 1918  Corbie, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Harry Kelly was killed in Corbie (about 3 miles north of Villers-Bretonneux) during a conflict known as the First Battle of Villers-Bretonneux.

      With the collapse of Russia in October 1917, a major German offensive on the Western Front was expected in early 1918. This came in late March and the 5th Division moved to defend the sector around Corbie. The 14th Brigade took up positions to the north of Villers-Bretonneux and held these even when the village fell, threatening their flanks
    • Still another Bathurstian, Lance Corporal Harry Kelly, son of Mrs. Kelly of William-street, and brother of Mr. W. Kelly, of the Burlington Theatre, has made the supreme sacrifice on the battlefield. Lance-Corporal Kelly, who belonged to the 53rd Battalion, was killed in action in France on the 6th inst. The sad news reached his relatives on Saturday morning last. They have the deepest sympathy of the whole community in their hour of sorrow, but also the consolation that Lance-Corporal Kelly died a hero's death fighting for Australia and the Empire. The dead soldier was 28 years of age a native of Bathurst, and unmarried. He received his education at the Patrician Bros. School, and was employed by Messrs. Preen and Co. before joining the ironmongery department of Messrs. Anthony Hordern in Sydney. He had been two years and nine months on active service in France.
    Notes 
    Person ID I158  Kelly / Grayer
    Last Modified 19 Sep 2017 

    Father Thomas Kelly,   b. 3 Nov 1847, Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1897, Orange, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Mother Sarah Anne Palmer,   b. 21 Jan 1853, Hill End, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1936, Bathurst, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 1871  Mudgee, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Photos
    Kelly family at Bathurst
    Kelly family at Bathurst
    Family ID F44  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 30 Jun 1888 - Bathurst, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1888-1910 - Bathurst, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 21 Ormond Street - 1910-1915 - Ashfield, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Salesman - 1 Jul 1915 - Sydney, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 1918 - Adelaide Cemetery, Villers Bretoneau, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 Apr 1918 - Corbie, France Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Harry Kelly
    Harry Kelly
    Harry Kelly Portrait
    Harry Kelly Portrait
    Studio portrait of 3071 Lance Corporal (LCpl) Harry Kelly, 53rd Battalion, of Bathurst, NSW. An ironmonger prior to his enlistment on 1 July 1915, he was killed by shell fire near Corbie, France, on 6 April 1918. This portrait is one of a number displayed on a photo montage Honour Board made for the department store Anthony Hordern and Sons Ltd, Sydney by the returned soldier and sailor employees of the company. It commemorated 46 of the company's 48 employees who died as a result of their service in the First World War.
    Mike at ancestors' grave - Bathurst - 2013
    Mike Kelly at the grave of g g grandmother Abbey Kelly, g grandfather Thomas Kelly and wife Sarah. Also a memorial to their son Harry Kelly who died in WWI in France. Abbey's husband, Thomas Kelly snr is buried in Tambaroora Catholic cemetery, the grave is not marked unfortunately.

    GPS -33.414023, 149.551022 (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Harry Kelly Grave in Adelaide Cemetery, Villers Bretoneau, France
    Harry Kelly Grave in Adelaide Cemetery, Villers Bretoneau, France
    Australian_infantry_Villers-Bretonneux_May_1918
    Australian_infantry_Villers-Bretonneux_May_1918
    Australian troops near Villers Bretonneux around the time Harry was killed

    Documents
    Public Trustee correpondence re Archer Palmer and Harry Kelly
    Public Trustee correpondence re Archer Palmer and Harry Kelly
    William Kelly correspondence
    William Kelly correspondence
    William Kelly correspondence
    William Kelly correspondence
    Request for inscription on brother Harry's grave in France
    Sarah Kelly correspondence re: fallen son Harry Helly
    Sarah Kelly correspondence re: fallen son Harry Helly
    William Kelly Letter re Harry
    William Kelly Letter re Harry
    Harry Kelly Enlistment
    Harry Kelly Enlistment

    Headstones
    Abbey and Harry Kelly Memorial
    Abbey and Harry Kelly Memorial

    Histories
    Harry Kelly Final Leave
    Harry Kelly Final Leave
    Harry Kelly Death
    Harry Kelly Death