Diamond War Memorial Project

Private Joseph Kelpie

'A' Company, Lewis Machine Gun Section, 6th Battalion Royal Irish Regiment. Regimental Number 2664
Born: ---- Died: 1917-01-28 Aged: 19 Enlisted: Derry.

Interred in Pond Farm Cemetery. Name commemorated on the Diamond War Memorial.

Resided at Fulton Place, Derry. Son of Joseph Kelpie, 27, Carrigan's Lane, Derry.

Private Kelpie's father also served in the Royal Irish Regiment and was at the Suvla Bay landing. A brother, Private Patrick Kelpie, Munster Fusiliers, was reported a prisoner in Germany circa April 1918, and was formerly employed as a Post Office messenger in Derry.