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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking Arthur Keeling's grave,  Amerval Communal Cemetery Extension. Solesmes.  Photograph courtesy of 'Len' and findagrave website.
Person Details
Selston Nottinghamshire
Arthur Keeling was born in 1894 at Selston and was the son of Benjamin a coal miner hewer and Emily Rebecca Keeling née Scothern of Victoria Road, Selston. His father Benjamin was born in 1870 at Selston and his mothere Emily Rebecca Scothern was born in 1871 also at Selston. They were married on 1st June 1890; their marriage was recorded in the Basford registration district. They went on to have 11 children, sadly 3 died in infancy or early childhood. Their children were Lily b1892, Arthur b1894, Elsie May b1896, Doris b1900, Ida b1904, Nellie b1907, Grace b1908 and Ben Keeling b1910; all were born in Selston. In the 1911 census the family lived on Victoria Road Selston and were shown as Benjamin 41 yrs a coal miner hewer, who was living with his wife Emily Rebecca 40 yrs and their children, Lily 19 yrs working at home, Arthur 17 yrs a coal miner loader, Elsie Mary 15 yrs working at home, Ida 7 yrs a scholar, Nellie 4 yrs Grace 3 yrs and Ben 1 year of age . Arthur Keeling married his wife Bertha Hodgkinson (b. 12 February 1896 d. 1981 J/F/M Basford) in 1918, their marriage was recorded in the Basford Registration district. They lived at Brookside House, Bagthorpe.
He was a miner (loader).
20 Oct 1918
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336121 - CWGC Website
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Private
10th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private Arthur Keeling attested on 22nd February 1916 at Hucknall, he gave his age as 22 yrs and 6 months he stated he was a collier and lived at Victoria Road, Selston and his next of kin was his father of the same address. He was posted to the reserves the following day. On 10th April 1918 he was mobilised for war and given a medical examination at Mansfield, he was now 24 yrs and 197 days old, he was a drayman and was married to his wife Bertha and lived at Brookside House, Bagthorpe. He was posted to the 3rd battalion Sherwood Foresters Regiment on 23rd April 1918 and landed in France on 6th September 1918 and was posted to the 10th battalion Sherwood Foresters on 9th September 1918. He was killed in action on 20th October 1918 and is buried at Amerval Communal cemetery extension Solesmes, France grave reference A.28.
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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking Arthur Keeling's grave,  Amerval Communal Cemetery Extension. Solesmes.  Photograph courtesy of 'Len' and findagrave website.
    Arthur Keeling - Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking Arthur Keeling's grave, Amerval Communal Cemetery Extension. Solesmes. Photograph courtesy of 'Len' and findagrave website.