Altrincham WW1 

Thomas Francis Kelly

Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:09th Bn
Name of Rgt or Ship:Cheshire Rgt
How Died:Died of Wounds
Country of burial:FranceGrave Photo:Yes
Cemetery or Memorial:Contay British Cemetery
Town Memorial:Altrincham
Extra Information:
Born in the Altrincham Area in 1895, the son of Patrick & Winny Kelly.

1901 Census - 2 Chapel Road, Hewitt place, Sale.    Son - aged: 6 - born:
Ireland.    Head of household - Patrick Kelly - Married - aged: 50 - occ:
Farm Labourer - born: Ireland.   Also - Winny Kelly - Wife - aged; 46 -
born: Ireland.   Plus 1 elder sister and 2 lodgers.

1911 Census - No Trace.

Contay Cemetery was used by the 49th Casualty Clearing Station from August
1916 to March 1917.  Bouzincourt 21/10; To camp just north east of village
22/10; Working parties to forward area Thiepval, then to front line
Thiepval sector 'Stuff' Trench 26/10; Relieved and to Donnet Post 30/10; To
front line again at 'Lucky Way' 02/11; Donnet Post 05/11; Camped near
Aveluy 09/11; Front line again 13/11; Marlborough Huts 16/11; Forward to
'Zollern' Trench at 14.00hrs and attacked at 'Desire' Trench at 16.25hrs on
18/11    War diary notes that there was thick fog and even thicker mud
after reaching 'Stuff' Trench and men were getting stuck in the mud - the
attack swung to the left and was later abandoned.

CWGC - Son of P. & A. Kelly of Rockville, Connecticut, USA.

M.I. - For Honour Liberty & Truth He sacrificed his glorious youth.

Memorials found on:
Altrincham & District Roll of Honour
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