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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Pozieres British Cemetery, Ovillers-La Boisselle.
Courtesy of Murray Biddle
Person Details
Packwood, Knowle, Dorridge, Warks
William Herbert Keel was born in 1889 at Packwood, Knowle, Warks. He was usually referred to as Herbert and was the first born child of William and Theresa Elizabeth Keel, née Marsh. He had four sisters and one brother who were all born at Poplar Road, Packwood, Warwickshire. Herbert’s father was a domestic gardener and in 1911, Herbert followed his father’s trade and was working away from home as a domestic gardener along with six others all resident at The Bothies Warter Priory York. Some time later he used these horticultural skills to secure employment at Welbeck estate, Nottinghamshire.
26 Sep 1916
27
589092 - CWGC Website
13094
Private
9th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
He enlisted at Worksop shortly after the outbreak of war and served in the Balkans in 1915. Having survived this campaign, he was sent to the Western front where he was killed in action. He is buried in the Pozieres British Cemetery, Ovillers-la Boisselle
CWG additional information:- Son of Mr. and Mrs. Keel, of Poplar Rd., Dorridge, Birmingham.
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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Pozieres British Cemetery, Ovillers-La Boisselle.
Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    William Herbert Keel - Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Pozieres British Cemetery, Ovillers-La Boisselle. Courtesy of Murray Biddle