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Lieutenant THOMAS MICHAEL KETTLE

Regiment & Unit/Ship

Royal Dublin Fusiliers

9th Bn.

Date of Death

Died 09 September 1916

Age 36 years old

Buried or commemorated at

THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

Pier and Face 16 C.

France

  • Country of Service United Kingdom
  • Additional Info Son of Andrew J. and Margaret Kettle, of Newtown, St. Margaret's, Co. Dublin; husband of Mary S. Kettle (nee Sheehy), of 3, Belgrave Park, Rathmines, Dublin. Member of Parliament for East Tyrone, and the Professor of National Economics at University College, Dublin. Poet, journalist, essayist and idealist. A leading Irish Nationalist, he joined the Dublin Fusiliers when Belgium was attacked, to fight "not for England, but for small nations." One of the outstanding Irishmen of his generation, he wrote a number of war poems. Killed in action at the Battle of the Somme. Poems and Parodies, published 1916, and The Ways of War, published 1917.
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