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Remembered Today:

Pte. Jeremiah Kelly, 10th Black Watch - S/5792


Eoin Gallacher

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Could anyone tell me any info about him, such as when he enlisted or if he was ever wounded? - or any additional info!

he resided Coatbridge, Lanarkshire - I believe he fought in the Balkans 

Many thanks!

Eoin

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You've presumably seen his MIC that gives date first overseas, France?

What else do you already have for certain? Eg from Coatbridge and the Great War ? 

Charlie

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His family lived at Jackson Street Coatbridge

His number is S/5792 or sometimes 5792

10th Batt, embarked for Salonika arriving 24.11.1915

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He went to France 20/9/15 and was discharged 14/12/18 Surplus to requirement, not having suffered any impairment.

Source 1914/15 Roll.

His overseas service was seemingly just with 10th Bn Black Watch.

Source BWMVM Roll. 

 

The 20/9/15 date fits with the main body 10th Bn going to France and then on to Salonika, landing 24/11/15.

source LongLongTrail.

You probably already know this but haven't spelt it out. 

Have you seen the War Diary ?

The fact that he was discharged with no impairment suggests no wounds and no pension? Given the Bn was disbanded in France 15/10/18 it looks likely he returned to UK by then?

Have you searched local papers?

Charlie

 

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Cheers!

I can’t seem to find the diary?

I thought everyone got a pension…?

I’ve tried to check local papers - but I’m no good at it

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Is this the same Jeremiah Kelly of Jackson St getting admonished in 1944 for hanging on to a pair of army trousers left by his son, a private in a Maritime Regiment? 

Or he who was, as an unemployed steelworker, being accused along with others in 1937 of loitering in the streets to to annoyance of pedestrians and residents ? 

Doesn't help your search on WW1 but adds a bit of colour.

I couldn't readily see him in any casualty lists or service records. 

Charlie 

Source. Local papers

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16 minutes ago, Eoin Gallacher said:

can’t seem to find the diary?

Problem is that the Salonika diaries haven't been digitised so although at Nat Archives, you have to visit. The France bit at start and finish is online free if you register.

"Search results: Wo95 "10 battalion" royal highlanders | The National Archives" https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/results/r?_q=Wo95+"10+battalion"+royal+highlanders

18 minutes ago, Eoin Gallacher said:

thought everyone got a pension…?

No 

Charlie

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Cheers pal! 

will they be digitised at some point? - it would be interesting to see them!

He had quite the life... :) he was 99 when he died and lived to see 64 great Grand children and 19 great great Grand children!!

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