On the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month …

On the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month …

For Remembrance Day this year I wanted to share with you a couple of pages from what is known as the “Kelly Diary”. And I am eternally grateful to not only have a copy of this diary, but also that the current keeper of this treasure has kindly allowed me to reproduce these pages here.

But first of, let me start by saying, no, these are not descendants from the Ned Kelly line in Ireland, but rather those from the Isle of Man. Or should I say the line of William Kelly born near Ramsey, Isle of Man in 1804 to be a tad more specific – since the Kelly name is like Smith in the region.

The ‘diary’, and I write it in quotes because it is not strictly a diary, was written by Elise Marcia Kelly of Joslin in South Australia in late 1938. In this 34 page booklet she not only writes the lineage history from William Kelly (born 1804), together with information on the big 100 year reunion that was held in 1938, but also details of those who were involved in World War 1. And it is these pages I am sharing with you today.

Kelly related men who fought in WW1

Kelly related men who fought in WW1

Kelly related women who were trained nurses, including some in WW1

Kelly related women who were trained nurses, including some in WW1

 

On the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month …
WE WILL REMEMBER THEM

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