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Private Thomas Kelleher

Thomas Kelleher was 33 when he died.

His sacrifice is recalled at HAZEBROUCK COMMUNAL CEMETERY and he is recorded in the Chorley Memorial Album in Astley Hall on page CMB/II/21b.  He attended Sacred Heart, Chorley.

Kelleher, William TEXT

Notes of his life and service include

CMB lists as Kelleker but CWGC gives Kelleher. Chorley Guardian article of 2/1/1915 gives good match under the name “Kaylicker”, with no forename, adding age, and address at 62 Lyons Lane, Chorley.

The Military Records spell his name variously as Kelleter and Kellecher. He is noted in the Register of Soldiers’ Effects to have been killed by a bomb at Hazebrouck on 6/12/1914. It notes “Will in favour of Michael” [his father or brother].

The 1911 Census has members of the Kelleher [mis-transcribed as Kelleper] family (but not Thomas) at 62 Lyons Lane, Chorley:  Michael (Head, Widower, 58, Labourer, General, Born in County Leitrim,  Ireland), Anne (26, Daughter, Card Room, Cotton Mill, Born in Chorley), Margaret (22, Daughter, Card Room, Cotton Mill, Born in Chorley), Ellen (15, Daughter, Card Room, Cotton Mill, Born in Chorley).

The 1901 Census has members of the Kelleher [given as Keleher but mistranscribed as Kelcher] family at 8 & 10 Leigh Row, Chorley:  Michael Keleher [Kelleher] (Head, 50, General Labourer, Born in Chorley [sic]), Bridget  Killinger [Kelleher]  (40, Wife, Cotton Card Room Hand, Born in Chorley), Ann Keleher [Kelleher] (19, Daughter, Cotton Card Room Hand, Born in Chorley), Thomas  Keleher [Kelleher] (17, Son, General Labourer, Born in Chorley), Michael  Keleher [Kelleher] (15, Son, General Labourer, Born in Chorley), Margaret (11, Daughter, Cotton Weaver, Half Time, Born in Chorley), Elizabeth Keleher [Kelleher] (8, Daughter, Born in Chorley), Ellen  Keleher [Kelleher] (5, Born in Chorley).

The 1891 Census has members of the Kelleher [given as Killinger] family at 4 Eldon Street, Chorley:  Michael Killinger [Kelleher] (Head, 40, Labourer, General, Born in Ireland), Bridget  Killinger [Kelleher]  (40 [mistranscribed as 20], Wife, Born in Chorley), Mary Killinger [Kelleher]  (12, Daughter, Scholar, Born in Chorley), Ann Killinger [Kelleher] (10, Daughter, Scholar, Born in Chorley), Thomas Killinger [Kelleher] (8, Son, Scholar, Born in Chorley), Michael Killinger [Kelleher]  (5, Son, Born in Chorley), Margaret (3, Daughter, Card Room, Cotton Mill, Born in Chorley), Elizabeth Killinger [Kelleher] (3/12, Daughter, Born in Chorley).

Michael Kelleher married Bridget Loughlin by Registrar in Chorley in 1876. Bridget Kelleher died in Chorley in 1909 aged 53. [Lancashire BMD].

Rank: Private
Service No: 10917
Date of Death: 06/12/1914
Regiment/Service: The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, 1st Bn.
Cemetery: HAZEBROUCK COMMUNAL CEMETERY

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Adam Cree has been a History teacher since 1992. He has been cataloguing and researching the Chorley Memorial Album of Astley Hall and its compiler, Susannah Knight since 2006. As a consequence he has developed a growing interest in the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Adam is keen to understand the context of the communities which these men came from. He tries to explore the family relationships, friendships and connections that make them a part of the past and the present.
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One Response to 10917 PTE. T. KELLEHER. L.N.LAN.R.

  1. Elaine says:

    My Great Uncle RIP

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