The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private F Keefe


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Private Frederick KEEFE, G/11517, 2nd  Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Mesopotamia Expeditionary Force, 29th October 1918, age 23.

Born Deptford, Kent, enlisted 6th December 1915, Deptford, Kent, age 19, height 5ft 8 inches, weight 119lbs, resided 17 Watergate Street, Depotford, SE.  Formerly rag dealer.

Son of Peter and Mary (Polly) E Keefe, of 83, Hughes Fields, Deptford, London.

37 Watergate Street, Deptford, SE. - August 1919

Posted BEF, 3rd May 1916, embarked Southampton; 4th May 1916,disembarked Harves.

30th September 1916, wounded, gun shot wound left hand, head & right thigh; 8th October 1916, Etaples, transferred to No.1. Canadian Hospital, for Hospital Ship, Cambria, transferred to England. 9th October 1916 to November 1916, London War Hospital.

9th February 1917, embarked Devonport; 23rd May 1917, disembarked Busra.

Commemorated at Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, XVIII. F. 1/29., Iraq.


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