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Obituary notice: WILFRED FARRAR KEAY> 1916 WWI U.K.
Posted by: raimonde berreie (ID *****7763) Date: November 04, 2011 at 14:45:55
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from "The Times" newspaper, October 5, 1916...page 10, mentioned under "Personal Notes"

"Lieutenant Wilfred Farrar Keay, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, youngest son of Alderman and Mrs. H.W. Keay, of Elms Meade, Eastbourne, was killed on September 16. He was educated at Eastbourne College, and took up an appointment in the Inland Revenue Land Valuation Department. He received his commission in November, 1914, and was promoted to Lieutenant and adjutant in May last. He had had 12 months' service in France and was present at the battle of Loos. He played rugby both for his college and for the Brighton Rugby Football Club, and obtained his county cap. He was born in 1888, and married, last September, Ethel, daughter of Mrs. Leason and the late Thomas Leason, of Red House, Redditch."

(*I am not a relation...just sharing information found in very old bound newspapers)


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