Engineer, of Belfast and Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan. George Kelly was born in Co. Derry on 28 December 1883 and attended the Donegall Street Schools, the Glenravel Academy and the Municipal Institute in Belfast. From 1899 to 1903 he served a four-year apprenticeship with ROBERT A. BOYD of Belfast. After completing his apprenticeship he was engaged on various waterworks schemes. In 1906 he was appointed resident engineer under FRANCIS BERGIN for the waterworks at Thurles. Co. Tipperary. He assisted Bergin in the preparation of waterworks schemes for several other places, including Trim, where he was resident engineer in 1908. Soon afterwards , following the death of JAMES KEELAGHAN in 1908, he was appointed town surveyor for Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan. He was also engineer to Castleblayney Rural District Council.
In August 1916, two years after the oubreak of the First World War, Kelly volunteered for active service and joined the 20th Battalion of the Royal Fusiliers. He died in a French hospital of wounds received in action on 12 June 1917 and was buried in the Arras Memorial Cemetery. At the time of the 1911 census, he was unmarried.
Address: 2 Elim Terrace, Belmont, Belfast, 1908; West Street, Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan, 1911.
ICEI: elected associate member, 1 April 1908.
All information in this entry not otherwise attributed is from ICEI membership applications, IV, 55, and 1911 census of Ireland, http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/ (last visited Nov 2009).
IB, 10 Feb 1906, 108.
IB, 25 Jun 1917, ?; www.cwgc.org.
TICEI 34 (1907-8), ?.
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