George Westson Keiller

Military Information

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  • Rank: Captain
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  • Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
  • Unit/Ship: Railway Sub. Commission
  • Place of Death: Germany
  • Age at Death: 35
  • Date of Death: 09.03.1919
  • Burial Country: Germany
  • Cemetery: Cologne Southern Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: I.F.2.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 07.11.1883
  • Place of Birth: Longforgan
  • Address: Seacraig, Monifieth
  • Occupation: Railway Engineer, China
  • Mother:

    Grace Ann Gibson Keiller

  • Father:

    George Clark Keiller, Hawkhill House, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    John Gibson, Ann Gibson, Grace Keiller Weinberg, Alexander Gibson, Archibald William, Frances Catherine & Eliza Weston

  • Spouse:
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More about George Westson Keiller

George died of Pneumonia.

George Weston Keiller   Captain Royal Engineers



Captain George Weston Keiller, R.E., youngest son of the late Mr G. C. Keiller, Hawkhill House, Dundee, died on 9th inst., from pneumonia following influenza.

At the outbreak of war deceased was engaged as a railway engineer in China, and, returning to this country, joined the Inns of Court O.T.C.  On receiving his commission in the Royal Engineers, he proceeded to France early in 1916, and was there until the armistice was signed, when he was transferred to Staff Headquarters at Cologne.

Captain Keiller, who was 36 years of age and unmarried, was home on leave in December last.  Before taking up his engineering engagement in China he was for three years in West Africa engaged on the Government Railway in Northern Nigeria.

Dundee Courier 12th March 1919

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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