LieutenantKETTLE, THOMAS MICHAEL

Died 09/09/1916

Aged 36

9th Bn.
Royal Dublin Fusiliers

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.

Commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

Location: Somme, France
Number of casualties: 72337

Cemetery/memorial reference: Pier and Face 16 C.

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