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Dr Thomas Kelly
The Tipperaryman and Limerick Recorder of June 4, 1921 reported : “His many friends around Tipperary, while regretting his departure from their midst, will wish Dr. Thomas Kelly all sorts of good luck and prosperity in South Africa, for which he sailed during the week. A son of the late Denis Kelly, Aillen, and brother of Mr John Kelly, J.P., Chadville, Cappaghwhite, Co. Tipperary (who, by the way bred Shanballymore, the smashing of the Irish Derby) and son in law of Mr. J. J. Ryan, Main St. Dr. Kelly is widely inﬂuentially connected in the county. Fourteen years ago he was elected to the Medical Ofﬁcership of Tipperary Workhouse, from which he has just resigned and has been released by the Guardians for service in the Army. He served with credit on practically every front---- the Western Front, the Near East, and North Russia.
Dr. Kelly is a very highly qualiﬁed medical man, his certiﬁcates including those in the treatment of eye, ear, and throat diseases obtained in post graduate courses in London. He is personally popular and courteous and conscientious in the discharge of his professional duties. Successful at home he will ﬁnd a bigger ﬁeld and more scope in the country for which he has just sailed, and we are sure, will prove himself fully equal to the requirements of his new professional activities.”[ Dr Tom Kelly was born in 1875 in Aileen, Co. Tipperary and was a Captain in the Black Watch Regiment in World War I.].