A site to hold the biographies of those Northern Bank / Belfast Bank officials who died or served during the Great War, World War II and the Northern Ireland conflict.
Through this website, the families and descendants of around 300 bank officials of the Belfast Banking Company Limited, Northern Banking Company Limited and Northern Bank Ltd will know that "We Will Remember Them".
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Monday, 12 November 2012
Corporal Francis Kelly
was born on 5th June 1909 and was of Roman Catholic faith.
On 3rd February 1930 Kelly joined Northern Bank at Head Office. At that time his address was 33 Vernon Street, Belfast. Transfers followed to Virginia (1930), Oldcastle (1931), Strokestown (1934) and Head Office (1939).
On 14th November 1939 Kelly was ‘Called up for Active Service’ into the Royal Ulster Rifles (Armagh) as a Rifleman.Promotion to Lance Corporal and Corporal followed. He was in the Royal Ulster Rifles for 2 years and Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) for 4 years.
Kelly resumed duty with Northern Bank at Head Office on 5th November 1945.Transfers followed on Relief Staff (1946), Lanesborough (1948), Head Office (1949), Bailieborough (1950) and Head Office (1951).