The diary of Corporal John Henry Kelty
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|Author||Kelty, John Henry|
|Title||The diary of Corporal John Henry Kelty|
|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.
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.
|Item Date||July 3rd 1916 - September 5th 1916|
|Creation place||La Bassee|
|Copyright||The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor|
|Digital repository||The Great War Archive, University of Oxford|
|Contributor Name||Paul Davis|