This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
Andrew Smith Keay
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 50040
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: North Staffordshire Regiment
- Unit/Ship: 9th Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death:
- Date of Death: 14.05.1918
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: St Sever Cemetery Extension
- Grave/Mem Ref no: P.XI.K.11A.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Forfar
- Address: 79 Arbroath Rd, Dundee
- Occupation: Painter, Alan Boath, Nethergate, Dundee
David, George & William
F. Keay, 79 Arbroath Rd, Dundee
John, born 06.10.1909 & 1 other child (name unknown)
More about Andrew Smith Keay
Andrew Keay R.E. attached to the North Stafford Regiment 50040
Sapper Andrew Keay, R.E. attached to the North Staffords, has died from gas poisoning at the General Hospital, Rouen. Sapper Keay, who was 30 years of age, had been eight months at the front, and previous to enlistment as a painter with Mr Allan Boath, Nethergate. His widow and two children reside at 79 Arbroath Road. Two brothers are serving in France, David in the Seaforths and George in the K.O.S.B. His brother, Sapper William Keay, R.E., was killed in action last year.
Dundee Courier 21st May 1918
Andrew formerly served with the Royal Engineers, No 17661. His brother was Pte William Keay, 34592, 9th Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment (formerly 179823, Royal Engineers) who was killed in action 07.06.1917. William was born in Forfar and enlisted in Edinburgh.
Information supplied by Gary Thomson, additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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