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2nd Lieutenant, Indian Army Reserve of Officers, attached 1st Battalion 6th Gurka Rifles.

Died of illness 5th July 1918.

Buried at Kut War Cemetery.

Former student of arts.


 

Edward was the son of Reverand Edward Keen of Walkerfold, Chaiglet, Clitheroe. He was born in 1885 at Wallisfield, Suffolk, attended Silcoates School, Wakefield, and entered Manchester University in 1903 to study for an arts degree. He went on to become an assistant manager at Bagracote Tea Estate, India. He enlisted in Feburary 1911 with the Northern Bengal Mounted Rifles. In June 1920 he was gazetted to the 6th Ghurkha Rifles and served in Mesopotamia. He died of malaria at Kut in July 1918.