John Stephen Keir

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Broughty Ferry
  • Service no: 2167
  • Rank: Gunner
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Garrison Artillery
  • Unit/Ship: 67th Siege Battary
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death:
  • Date of Death: 04.11.1916
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Thistle Dump Cemetery, High Wood, Longueval
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: E.28.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Monifieth
  • Address: 67 Fisher St, Broughty Ferry
  • Occupation: Gardener
  • Mother:
  • Father:

    Alexander Keir, King St, Broughty Ferry

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Catherine Heggie Sutherland Watt (formally Keir) 53 Fort St, Broughty Ferry

  • Children:

    Stephen, born 19.07.1916

More about John Stephen Keir

John S. Keir   2167   Royal Garrison Artillery

On Thursday Mrs J. S. Keir, Fisher Street, Broughty Ferry, received intelligence that her husband, Gunner John S. Keir, of the Royal Artillery, had been killed in action.  He leaves a widow and one son—a baby the deceased gunner had not seen.

Dundee Courier 14th November 1916

BROUGHTY GUNNER KILLED.

Two comrades of Gunner John Keir, R.G.A., have informed their relatives in Broughty Ferry that John was killed by shell fire on the 4th November.

Gunner Keir had been ten months on active service, and was a gardener in Broughty Ferry when he joined the artillery.  He was a son of Mr Alex. Keir, bleacher, King Street, Broughty Ferry, who has another son with the R.G.A.

Dundee People’s Journal 18th November 1916

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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