Robert Ritchie Keir

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: 04.02.1915
  • Place of enlistment: Brisbane, Queensland
  • Service no: 6524
  • Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Australian Army Service Corps
  • Unit/Ship: 17th Company
  • Place of Death:
  • Age at Death: 28
  • Date of Death: 11/10/1917
  • Burial Country: Belgium
  • Cemetery: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: XX. J. 7A.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 51 Crescent Street, Dundee.
  • Occupation: Grocer
  • Mother:

    Jane Keir, 51 Crescent St, Dundee

  • Father:

    William Rutherford Keir, 51 Crescent St, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    William

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about Robert Ritchie Keir

Robert was accidently killed in a Motor Lorry accident. For more information on Robert, visit Robert’s Service Record.

Robert R. Keir   6524   Australian Army Service Corps

Staff-Sergeant Robert R. Keir, Australian Army Service Corps, who died as the result of an accident in France, was a son of Mr and Mrs W. Keir, 51 Crescent Street.  Sgt., Keir left Dundee about six years ago for Australia, where he was engaged in the sugar industry.  On the outbreak of hostilities, he joined up with the Australians, and saw service in Gallipoli and on the Somme.  He was well known in Dundee, being prominently identified with half-holiday football, and was a playing member of the Roineach Mohr and Northern Football Clubs.  It is only a month since he paid a visit to his parents and friends in Dundee.  He was 28 years of age.

Dundee People’s Journal 20th October 1917

Additional information supplied by Gary Thomson, additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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