The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Captain G F H Keenlyside


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Captain Guy Francis Headlam, KEENLYSIDE, 1st Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died of wounds, received in action at Neuve Chapelle,  29th October 1914,  in Hospital at Boulogne, France, age 34.

Born 9th January 1880.

*Second Son of the late Francis Headlam Keenlyside, (Barrister at Law),  and Mary Anne Hales Keenlyside, (second daughter of Edward Charles Hales Wilkie, Lieutenant 1st Dragoon Guards & grandaughter of Lieutenant Colonel Fletcher Wilkie), of Gally Law, Weybridge, Surrey.

Educated Charterhouse & Sandhurst.

1906, Married Rose Margaret, (daughter of Seymour Henry Knyvett, I.S.O.), Braemar, Kingston Road, Staines.

Children - Richard Headlam Keenlyside, born 13th May 1909; Christopher Headlam Keenlyside; born 4th May 1913.

12th August 1899, Gazetted 2nd Lieutenant, Royal West Kent Regiment; 5th June 1901, promoted Lieutenant; 21st September 1904, promoted Captain; 16th July 1906 to 31st March 1908, Adjutant of Volunteers; 1st April 1908 to August 1911, Adjutant of Territorials;

Buried at Boulogne Eastern Cemetery,  I. A. 4., France.

*Third son - Captain Cecil Alexander Headlam Keenlyside, 1st Cambridgeshire Regiment, killed in action near Armentieres, 20th July 1915. He was struck by a splinter of a shell in the throat, immediately became unconscious, and died a quarter of an hour later. 


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