Edward Hugh Keir (c.1897-1917)

An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

KEIR, EDWARD HUGH. Lieutenant. 3rd Battalion King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, attached 16th Squadron Royal Flying Corps. Born Huddersfield. Son of Samuel and Anne Keir of 'Rossmore', Scotforth Road, Lancaster. Educated at the Lancaster Royal Grammar School. Was commissioned into the King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment in December, 1914, whilst serving in the Officers' Training Corps at the Lancaster Royal Grammar School. Served for some time on the Staff of the Southern Command School of Instruction at Tidworth. He transferred to the Royal Flying Corps in March, 1917, and embarked for France in August, 1917. Killed in action, in an air combat in the area Souchez - Carency on 28.10.1917, aged 20 years. Buried AUBIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. Grave location:- Plot 6, Row J, Grave 2.
ROH:- Brighouse War Memorial.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

  • Lieutenant EDWARD HUGH KEIR
  • regiment: Royal Flying Corps
  • died: Sunday, October 28, 1917
  • age: 20 years
  • record ID: 52489