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Photograph of Corporal John Henry Kelty with patients and nurses (2)|
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December 04 2011, 08:55 PM|
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.|
The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor|
Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford|
June 11 2013, 10:24 PM|
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