Ernest John Keane

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: March 1907
  • Place of enlistment:
  • Service no: 225455
  • Rank: Able Seaman
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: H.M.S. Egmont
  • Unit/Ship: Royal Navy
  • Place of Death: Egypt
  • Age at Death: 26
  • Date of Death: 06.08.1915
  • Burial Country: Egypt
  • Cemetery: Alexandria (Chatby) Military & War Memorial Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: L.82.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth:
  • Address: 37 Dufferin Avenue, Bangor, County Down.
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Elizabeth Keane, 37 Dufferin Ave, Bangor, Co Down

  • Father:

    Richard Keane, 37 Dufferin Ave, Bangor, Co Down

  • Siblings:
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  • Children:

More about Ernest John Keane

Ernest John Keane  225455 H.M.S. Egmont Royal Navy


A.B.  E. J. Keane, who belonged to Lochee, has died of dysentery at Alexandria.  He was 27 years of age, and was a member of the crew of a submarine.

Dundee Courier 27th November 1915

Ernest J Keane joined the Royal Navy as a Boy in March 1907 and served in surface ships until 1910 when he transferred to the submarine service. He was the son of Mr Richard and Mrs Elizabeth Keane of 37 Dufferin Avenue, Bangor, County Down. He died of enteric fever and is buried in the Alexandria Military Cemetery, Egypt. His name is on the Lochee Library Roll and another Dundee connection would be time spent in pre war Submarine Depot Ships in Dundee. Only one Ernest Keane served in the Royal Navy between 1860 and 1920.

Iain Stewart and Iain Birnie

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

Further information supplied by Iain Stewart and Iain Birnie

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