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Lt Colonel Roache-Kelly DSO


Rob B
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Hello All,

I was told recently that my wifes Grandmother had 7 brothers (fine Catholics) who all served in the 1st War with predominantly Irish Regiments, as they were from County Clair.

I have the photo of Captain J Roache-Kellys grave marker in South Africa and a photo of Lt Colonel Roache-Kelly leaving the Palace having received the DSO. I was told he commanded the Irish Horse we have some pictures of him with the Regiment on exercise and the Horse lines. So can any one point me to the annals of the Regiment, and perhaps unearth a bit more about him and his brothers.

Thank you all again.

Cheers,

Rob

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The campaign medals section of http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/militaryhistory lists the following Roache-Kellys which must no doubt all be related. You can download the medal index cards for these at £3.50 a go if you are interested. They might well be on the same page of the medal card so it might only cost you £3.50 for the lot - a bargain!

Medal card of Roche-Kelly, J

Corps: South Irish Horse

Rank: Lieutenant

Medal card of Roche-Kelly, F R

Corps: Army Veterinary Corps/Staff

Rank: Captain Acting Major

Medal card of Roche-Kelly, E

Corps: Royal Irish Regiment

Rank: Major/Temporary Lieutenant Colonel

Medal card of Roche-Kelly, E

Corps: Royal Irish Regiment

Rank: Major/Temporary Lieutenant Colonel

Medal card of Roche Kelly, Gertrude

Corps: Territorial Force Nursing Service

Rank: Staff Nurse

Medal card of Roche-Kelly, J

Corps: South Irish Horse

Rank: Lieutenant...

Medal card of Roche-Kelly, George Reginald

Corps: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers...

Medal card of Roche-Kelly, Francis Richard

Rank: Captain...

Medal card of Roche-Kelly, F R

Corps: Army Veterinary Corps

Rank: Captain...

Mark

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Mark,

Thank you so much for that will do.

Cheers,

Rob

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Further to posting on other thread, I've just looked in 1928 "Who's Who", and Lt Col Edmund Roche-Kelly, DSO, Border regt (Late R Irish Regt) is there. Born 11.4.81 to Michael (second son) of Firgrove, Cratloe, County Clare.

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This is getting better and better, I know that one of them reached the rank of major General I just wonder if this is the man.

Thank you so much this is great.

Cheers,

Rob

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