Search results for Frederick Septimus Kelly.

'Frederick Septimus Kelly, Royal Naval Division' by John Cooksey

/branches/united-kingdom/wolverhampton/events/frederick-septimus-kelly-royal-naval-division-by-john-cooksey/

JON COOKSEY is a leading military historian who takes a special interest in the history of the world wars and the Falklands War. He is the former editor of Battlefields Review and the current editor of our very own Stand To!. This talk is about the extraordinary story of Frederick Kelly, the musician, composer and Olympic rower, killed in action d…


Olympian and Composer: Frederick Septimus Kelly

/world-war-i-articles/olympian-and-composer-frederick-septimus-kelly/

Over the years Stand To! editor Jon Cooksey has been involved in co-writing and producing several documentaries for the BBC in collaboration with BBC Senior Broadcast Journalist and Sports Editor Graham McKechnie. The first of these has been made available with permission for members during the period of lockdown.  In the broadcast which we have m…


Lieutenant-Commander Frederick 'Sep' Kelly - Olympic Gold 1908, Performer and Composer

/world-war-i-articles/lieutenant-commander-frederick-sep-kelly-olympic-gold-1908-performer-and-composer/

Frederick 'Sep' ‘Cleg’ Kelly, the Olympic gold medal rower, pianist and officer in the Royal Naval Division who was killed on 13 November 1916 on the opening day of the Battle of the Ancre. The seventh child (and this his name) of a wealthy wool magnate from Australia, 'Sep' along with five of his brothers was sent to England to be educated at Eto…