Thomas Kettle
 

 

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Thomas Kettle 1880-1916

Born in Artane, Dublin. He was called to the bar in 1905 and was MP for East Tyrone 1906-1910. He joined the Volunteers in 1913. Later he came to the belief that England would honour its commitment to Home Rule and he helped recruit Irishmen to serve in the British Army, although he became disillusioned after the Easter Rising. His writings include The Day’s Burden and Poems and Parodies. 

            He died in battle at the Somme and his body was not recovered. Kettle is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial. Photo by Liam Doddkettle tom2.jpg (14063 bytes)

            Betty Dooley, his daughter, died in 1996 and is buried in the family plot in Swords.

Further information and directions to the memorial are to be found in "The End - An Illustrated Guide to the Graves of Irish Writers".  Click here to order a copy of this book