Andrew Smith Keay

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 50040
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • 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.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Forfar
  • Address: 79 Arbroath Rd, Dundee
  • Occupation: Painter, Alan Boath, Nethergate, Dundee
  • Mother:
  • Father:
  • Siblings:

    David, George & William

  • Spouse:

    F. Keay, 79 Arbroath Rd, Dundee

  • Children:

    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 Staffordshas 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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