From January 2014 we will be tweeting George’s Diary entries. Over the year this will build up a picture of what his experience was. Follow the tweets at @WW1_Diary on Twitter. We will also post a monthly digest of the diary entries on this blog.
We don’t know a great deal about George Kellett. We have recently been in contact with his great niece and nephew, who have very kindly provided us with some photographs of George and his family. We will be using these photos alongside the diary entries. Over the next 12 months we hope to find out more about George and will be working with Wakefield Libraries Local Studies to this end.
We do know that George was born in 1894, and at the time of the 1911 census he was living at 4 Bowman Street, Sandal. He apprenticed in 1909 as a joiner and married after he returned from war.
|George Kellett's wife|
The diary has been transcribed by museum staff (a big thank you to Kathryn Groom), and has sometimes proved difficult to read! Especially place names in France. We are working to find out more information about places and details George mentions.