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Mrs P. Keeling (mother), Bellericay, Essex, England AWMM
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- Harry Keeling was the son of Petre and Mary Ann Keeling, of Gooseberry Green, Billericay, Essex, England.
New Zealand at the Front ( a magazine written and published and illustrated in France by men of the New Zealand Division) 1917 issue, page141. AWMM
- Son of Peter and Mary Ann Keeling, of Gooseberry Green, Billericay, Essex, England. The Keeling family had been in and around Stock for many generations.
He is remembered on the Stock War Memorial-Stock being a village near Billericay.The War Memorial is a Grade II Listed Building.
The Messines Ridge (New Zealand) Memorial to the Missing is situated within Messines Ridge British Cemetery, which is located 9.5 Kms south of Ieper town centre on the Nieuwkerkestraat, a road leading from the Rijselseweg, N365, which connects Ieper to Wijtschate, Mesen and on to Armentieres. Messines (now Mesen) was considered a strong strategic position, not only from its height above the plain below, but from the extensive system of cellars under the convent known as the 'Institution Royale'. The village was taken from the 1st Cavalry Division by the German 26th Division on 31 October-1 November 1914. An attack by French troops on 6 -7 November was unsuccessful and it was not until the Battle of Messines on 7 June 1917 that it was retaken by the New Zealand Division.
The Messines Ridge (New Zealand) Memorial commemorates over 800 soldiers of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force who died in or near Messines in 1917 and 1918 and who have no known grave. This is one of seven memorials in France and Belgium to those New Zealand soldiers who died on the Western Front and whose graves are not known. The memorials are all in cemeteries chosen as appropriate to the fighting in which the men died. Public - Geoffrey - Researcher - 13 February 2018 - CWGC and my local Essex knowledge.
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