Scunthorpe - Arthur & Harry Keech

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Reference WMO/263789


Brumby Cemetery

121 Cemetery Rd


DN16 1EB


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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Addition to Gravestone
  • Stone Stone (any)
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Vertical rectangular stone in scroll shape resting against rough hewn back, the whole on horizontal rectangular base stone. Inscribed faded black lettering to headstone proper, heavily eroded inscription to front face of base.
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Headstone:- In/ Loving Memory Of/ Annie Keech,/ Died June 2nd 1944,/ Aged 70./ Also Pte Arthur Keech,/ Husband Of The Above,/ Killed In Action/ Sept 24th 1916/ Also Pte Harry Keech,/ Killed In Action Oct 17th 1917 Base stone:- [word unreadable] Martha Keech/ [word unreadable] May [numbers unreadable] 1916

Arthur Keech. Private 16820. 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 14th September 1916 [as CWGC, headstone date differs]. Husband of Annie Keech [nee Hill]. Born Scunthorpe [as SDGW, 1901 census has c1873 Hull, YKS], enlisted Scunthorpe and resident Brumby, Lincs. Commemorated Ovillers Military Cemetery. I.A.10. Harry Hill Keech. Private 93878. 8th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 3rd October 1918 [as CWGC, headstones date differs]. Son of Arthur and Annie Keech [nee Hill]. Born and enlisted Scunthorpe, Lincs. Commemorated Ramicourt British Cemetery. A.38.

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