Frederick Septimus Kelly (1881-1916)
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Gassed, killed, bankrupted, inspired: great composers in the First World War
6. Frederick Septimus Kelly (1881-1916)
An Olympic Gold Medal winner for rowing in the 1908 London games, Kelly was wounded twice at Gallipoli, where he wrote his most enduring composition, an 'Elegy' for his friend, the poet Rupert Brooke. Kelly himself died aged 35 in the Somme.