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|Subject||Kelty, John Henry|
|Notes||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 (pictured here).
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.
|Item medium||Photographic paper|
|Copyright||The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor|
|Digital repository||The Great War Archive, University of Oxford|
|Contributor Name||Paul Davis|