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Title:
Fighting for the Empire : an Irish doctor's adventures through imperial campaigns and two World Wars : the life and times of Thomas Bernard Kelly (1870-1949)
Author:
Worsfold, David, author.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Sevenoaks, Kent : Sabrestorm, [2016]
Physical Description:
240 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 25 cm
Summary:
Fighting for the Empire is the story of a remarkable Irishman, a staunch Catholic from Galway who served the British Crown and its Empire for almost fifty years. His extraordinary military career took in countless conflicts including two World Wars, Imperial adventures, acts of heroism and encounters with royalty. It also included a period of Irish history that split families and communities in two. Joining the Indian Medical Service in 1896 Thomas Kelly was posted to the turbulent North West Frontier almost as soon as he arrived in India. He was one of the first Westerners to set foot in the mysterious mountain city of Lhasa, winning a commendation along the way for an act for bravery that was illustrated on the front page of London newspapers. Kelly's many adventures brought him face to face with both hardships and glamour.
Language:
English
Contents:
Foreword -- Introduction -- Immediate family -- 1. Early years in Galway -- 2. Leaving Galway -- 3. Medical education and training -- 4. To India -- 5. Trapped at Tuna -- 6. Tibet -- 7. 'The angel of death' -- 8. On His Majesty's Service -- 9. Mobilisation -- 10. Under fire in Aden -- 11. Mesopotamia -- 12. Gertrude Fenn -- 13. Return to India -- 14. New life -- 15. 'On the high seas' -- 16. Postscript.
ISBN:
9781781220061
Format :
Book