The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private G Keeley


Private George KEELEY, S/385, 1st Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, death presumed 22nd July 1916, age 34.

Born Deptford, SE, son of John and Polly Keeley.

15th October 1904, Church of Assumption, Deptford, married Ann Norah Barnacle, spinster, 7, Blackhorse Road, Deptford, London.

Children - George John Keeley, born 14th January 1905, Greenwich; Annorah Keeley, born 13th May 1906, Greenwich; Ellen Caroline Keeley, born 28th August 1910; William Keeley, born 28th March 1914, Greenwich.

1911 Census - 109 Rectory Buildings, Crossfield Street, Deptford - George Keeley, head, age 28, married, labourer, born Greenwich; Norah Keeley, wife, age 29, married 7 years, 4 children, 3 still alive, in soap works, Soap Manufacturer, born Deptford, London; Norah Keeley, daughter, age 5, born Deptford, London; Nellie Keeley, daughter, age 8 months, born Deptford, London; George Keeley, son, age 6½ years, born Deptford, London.

Previously served 3rd West Kents, 10 years, belongs to National Reserve.

Enlisted Greenwich, SE, age 32 years & 117 days, height 5ft 3 inches, weight 129lbs, tattoos both forearms, brown eyes, brown hair. Resided 34 Blackhorse Road, Deptford, London. Formerly labourer.

Home 1st September 1914 to 6th December 1914; BEF 7th December 1914 to 22nd July 1916.

1st September 1914, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 6th September 1914, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 7th December 1914, posted BEF & 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 26th December 1915, 28 days Field Punishment No.2.; 22nd July 1916, posted missing.

25th March 1917, date when Separation Allowance of 31/- a week & Allotment of Pay of 3/6 a week, payable to wife will cease.

26th July 1917, pension of 22/6 a week awarded to widow & four children.

Commemorated at  Thiepval Memorial, Pier & Face 11C, France.

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