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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe, France. Courtesy Murray Biddle
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Lenton
George William Keetley was born in 1898 at Lenton and was the son of the late Thomas a lace makers labourer and Charlotte Keetley, nee Need of 63, Dorset St., Old Radford, Nottingham. His father Thomas was born in 1866 at Nottingham and died in 1912 at Nottingham aged 46 yrs, his mother Charlotte Need was born in 1872 at Radford, they were married in 1889 at Nottingham and went on to have 8 children, sadly one died in infancy r early childhood, their children were, Mary Elizabeth b1889 Dunkirk, Thomas b1893 Lenton, Florence b1895 Lenton, George William b1898 Lenton, Harold b1902 Lenton, Edgar b1904 Lenton and Arthur b1910 Radford. In the 1911 census the family are living at 80 Salisbury Street, Radford and are shown as Thomas 45 yrs a lace makers labourer, he is living with his wife Charlotte 39 yrs and their children, Mary Elizabeth 22 yrs a telephone box varnisher, Thomas 18 yrs a telephone assembler, Florence 16 yrs a telephone coil winder, George William 13 yrs a newsboy, Harold 9 yrs, Edgar 7 yrs and Arthur 6 months of age.
16 Oct 1917
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53554 - CWGC Website
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Private
1/7th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private George William Keetley enlisted at Nottingham on 30th October 1914, he gave his age as 19 yrs (however he had lied he was born in 1898 and was only 16 yrs of age) and his occupation as a collier, his address was 81 Kennington Road, Nottingham and his next of kin was his mother Charlotte of the same address. He was posted 1/7th battalion Sherwood Foresters. He was discharged from the Army under King's Regulation 392 on 23rd July 1915. He rejoined or was conscripted later in the war as he was killed in action on 16th October 1917 serving with the 1/7th battalion Sherwood Foresters and is buried at Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe, France.
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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe, France. Courtesy Murray Biddle
    George William Keetley - Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe, France. Courtesy Murray Biddle