14 November 2016
Tim Koch writes:
In Britain, Remembrance Sunday ‘commemorates the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and later conflicts’. This year it fell on 13 November, which was also the centenary of the death on the Somme of one of HTBS’s heroes, Fredrick Septimus Kelly, a rower and sculler who won eight Henley medals between 1897 and 1906, an Olympic Gold in the eight in 1908 and who was also a gifted musical composer and a gallant and decorated soldier.
In 2009, HTBS posted a two-part biography. Part I is here and Part II is here. Later, we linked to a YouTube video containing Kelly’s Elegy for String Orchestra, written at Gallipoli in memory of his friend and fellow soldier, the poet Rupert Brooke.
An hour-long programme made by BBC Radio about Kelly’s life is available for free download.