Keeley, Charles William

[1886 - 1916]

War Service:
Private Charles William KEELEY Joined the 1st Batallion East Kent [Buffs] Regiment [service number L/7720] in October 1902 at New Cross and saw service in Africa, before the First World War. In 1905 he signed on for a further 8 years. He was transferred to the Army Reserve 4 August 1914. He died of wounds 28 May 1916 in Flanders.

Location of Memorial:
He is remembered at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium. Grave Reference VII. A. 27A. he also remembered locally on the St Pauls, Deptford WW1 War Memorial

Charles William was born in 1886 in Greenwich and was the son of John Thomas a dock worker and Mary Ann Wood [1859 - 1915]. Born In Greenwich, but lived in Deptford by the time he died in 1916. His three brothers [George J, Thomas James, William Lester] also died during the First World War and left only a sister Harriet, sister Emily died before 1911]. His Wife Margaret KEELEY [Nee CONNELL, who he married in 1912] of 69, Edward Street [1916] and 14 Creek Street, Deptford [1921] and son Charles J [born 1913].


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