Correspondence, certificate of elevation, photographs and medals of Lt. Robert J. Kelly, 6th Royal Irish Regiment

Title in English
Correspondence, certificate of elevation, photographs and medals of Lt. Robert J. Kelly, 6th Royal Irish Regiment

Description
Lieutenant Robert J. Kelly served with the 6th Royal Irish Regiment before being captured in France and spending the rest of the war in POW camps. There are two letters from POW camps here (one newspaper and a blue envelope to be opened in case of death). One of the letters acknowledges his status as a POW. A certificate of his elevation to the rank of Second Lieutenant is shown, as are his medals and cap badges, which are framed. There are three photographs. One shows Robert seated, smoking a pipe. A second shows him sat beside a bed while a third shows him in Black Watch uniform. A letter from George V after his release is shown which includes the line: "The Queen joins me in welcoming you on you release from the miseries and hardhips which you have endured with so much patience and courage".

Summary description of items
Medals and cap badges (framed) 2 letters from POW camp 1 letter from George V on release 3 photographs of Lt. Robert J. Kelly 1 certificate of elevation to rank of 2nd lieutenant

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ID
3494
Source
http://europeana1914-1918.eu/...
Number of items
18
Person
Robert J. Kelly
Language
English
Keywords
Irish, Prisoners of War, Tank, Tanks and Armoured Fighting Vehicles
Front
Western Front
Location
France
License
http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Collection day
DU18