Denis Kelly a veteran of the Irish Guards explains how he ended up joining the army in 1914 when he was living in England.

Denis Kelly joined the Irish Guards, "the pride of the British Army" in 1914 while he was living in England. He says of signing up,

"Why did I join? Well I tell you I had nothing at home here. There was nothing in it. No work or no money or nothing. And me father and mother was dead and I said I was probably going to be killed one way or the other. That was it."