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- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 2406
- Rank: Corporal
- Awards: Military Medal
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 1st/5th Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 44
- Date of Death: 30.07.1916
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Serre Road Cemetery No2
- Grave/Mem Ref no: V.F.2.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 68 Ann St, Dundee
James Keen, 41 Cowgate, Dundee
James Keen & Mrs George Milne 53 Caldrum St, Dundee
Jane McCash Keen, 68 Ann St, Dundee
Jane, born 18.05.1906, Georgina, born 31.05.1908, David, born 27.03.1910 & William, born 26.09.1913.
More about William Keen
Son of Mr & Mrs Keen, Cupar, Fife. William was the brother of Pte James Keen, 709568, 26th Battalion Canadian Infantry.
A DUNDEE HERO FALLS.
MENTIONED SEVERAL TIMES IN DESPATCHES.
Corporal W. Keen, Black Watch, who was several times mentioned in despatches for heroism on the battlefield, has made the supreme sacrifice.
Corporal Keen, who is a son of Mr James Keen, 41 Cowgate, Dundee, resided at 68 Ann Street. He was a bomber for some time, and was promoted on the field to the rank of corporal. In a sympathetic letter to Mrs Keen, Major S. M. Milligan, of the Black Watch, states that he was greatly impressed by Corporal Keen’s kindly nature and his brave actions.
He was greatly loved by all his comrades, and was a favourite with all.
The deceased soldier leaves a widow and four young children.
Dundee Courier 10 August 1916
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