Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
Unit: 9th Bn. Royal Dublin Fusiliers.
Details: 9th September 1916. Age 36. Son of Andrew J. and Margaret Kettle of Newtown St. Margaret's Co. Dublin; husband of Mary S. Kettle (nee Sheehy) of 3 Belgrave Park Rathmines Dublin. Member of Parliament for East Tyrone and the Professor of National Economics at University College Dublin. Poet journalist essayist and idealist. A leading Irish Nationalist he joined the Dublin Fusiliers when Belgium was attacked to fight "not for England but for small nations." One of the outstanding Irishmen of his generation he wrote a number of war poems. Killed in action at the Battle of the Somme. Poems and Parodies published 1916 and The Ways of War published 1917. Pier and Face 16 C.
Photograph by David Milborrow