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Harry Keeling

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 45), Page: 27 - No known copyright restrictions
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Harry AWMM
  • Surname
    Keeling AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 32998 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
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  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs P. Keeling (mother), Bellericay, Essex, England AWMM
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Service

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Messines AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 32998 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
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    WW1 Unknown AWMM Clerk AWMM
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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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Medical history

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    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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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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Death

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  • Death
    7 June 1917 AWMM
    Age 32 AWMM
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  • Obituary
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Memorials

Memorial

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    Messines Ridge (New Zealand) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium AWMM

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13 February 2018GeoffreyTilbury, Essex, United KingdomResearcher
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