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Name/Rank/Details

ROYAL ARMY ORDNANCE CORPS

 

v Private Joseph Henry Keep, Regiment number: 2496, when Joseph answered the call to enlist, the Recruiting Sergeant asked him what his occupation was, he replied a shoemaker. The Sergeant then produced some sprig nails from his pocket and asked Joseph to show him how he would make a boot. Instinctively Joseph threw the nails into his mouth, and the Sergeant stopped him straight away, and announced that he was now a member of the Royal Army Ordnance Corp. Many other recruits were claiming to be shoe makers to avoid going to the front, so the small test was devised to see who was telling the truth. A shoemaker always holds his nails in his mouth to free both his hands to use them. So Joseph spent the War doing his day job. Although he was later shipped out to Istanbul to fight over there and increase the military presence in the region. Son of Mark and Louisa Keep born 1879 in St Albans, Hertfordshire, baptised on 25 March 1883 at Desborough, Northamptonshire, brother George William Keep, who served as a Lance Corporal in the Northamptonshire Regiment, see above.

ROYAL ARMY SERVICE CORPS

 

    Private Harry Keep, Regiment number: M2/203700

     Major Thomas Bettsworth Keep,

 

 

 

 

ROYALBERKSHIRE REGIMENT

 

     Private Albert Keep, Regiment number: 202630 killed 4 May 1917 buried at grave V. A. 30, Wancourt British Cemetery

     Private Amos John Keep, Regiment number: 20233 killed 14 November 1916 aged 24 Commemorated at The Thiepval Memorial, Pier and Face 11 D.

     Private Charles Keep, Regiment number: 8600

    Private Edward Keep, Regiment number: 10337

     Private Ernest Harry Keep, Regiment number: 9698 killed 16 December 1914 buried at Wimereux Communal Cemetery grave I. C. 6A.    

     Private Frederick Keep, Regiment number: 8794

     Private George H. Keep, Regiment number: 200225

     Private George Keep, Regiment number: 26562

     Private Harry Keep, Regiment number: 9698

     Private Igal James Keep,Regiment number: 35171

     Private Percy Keep, Regiment number: 19671 killed 24 October 1916 buried at Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-L'abbe grave V. C. 14.

     Lance Corporal William Keep, Regiment number: 7887 killed 25 May 1916 buried at Barlin Communal Cemetery Extension grave I. B. 45.

     Lance Corporal William Robert Keep, Regiment number: 200600  

ROYAL ENGINEERS

 

     Sapper Charles Keep, Regiment number: 1724

     Company Quarter Master Sergeant Charles Keep, Regiment number: 138120

     Driver Edward T. Keep, Regiment number: 162972

    Driver Ernest Alfred Keep, Regiment number: 219889

     Corporal Frederick W. Regiment number:  78545

Sapper Herbert Edward Keep, Regiment number: 548241(changed from 1675) Son of Samuel Edward Keep born 1886 Frederick George Keep's cousin, see below

     Sapper Jesse Keep, Regiment number: 236999

     Sapper Reginald Walter Keep,Regiment number: 322370

     Driver Edward John Keep, Regiment number: 1601

ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY

 

    Gunner Albert Victor Keep, Regiment number: 10660

     Gunner Charles Keep, Regiment number: 62615

    Driver Frederick G.  Keep, Regiment number: L/28488

     Gunner Frederick J.  Keep, Regiment number: 166245

    Gunner Frederick Keep, Regiment number: 183859

     Driver Frederick M. Keep, Regiment number: 79251

    Driver George Keep, Regiment number: 110516

     Driver Harry Keep, Regiment number: 87815

    Driver Harry Keep, Regiment number: L/15201

     Driver Henry J. Keep, Regiment number: 181391

    Driver James Keep, Regiment number: L/41729 killed 18 July 1916 aged 19 buried at Merville Communal Cemetery, grave XI. B. 45.

    Gunner Maurice Keep. Regiment number: 245636

     Gunner Norman M. H. Keep, Regiment number: 243489

    Driver Reginald Keep, Regiment number: 76008

     Bombardier Richard G. Keep, Regiment number: 42096

    Gunner Sidney W.  Keep, Regiment number: 2194

     Regimental Sergeant Major William Keep, Royal Field Artillery attached Northumberland Brigade, Regiment number: 51273

     Driver William H. Keep,

v Gunner William Simms Keep,Regiment number: 96677, son of George and Emma KEEP born 1892 in Wilstead, Bedfordshire         

ROYAL FUSILIERS

     Private Frederick G. Keep, Regiment number: GS/41406

     Private Lawrence Keep, Regiment number: L12150

 

 

 

 

 

ROYAL GARRISON ARTILLERY

 

     Captain Arthur Corrie Keep

     Gunner William J. Keep, Regiment number: 204311

 

 

 

 

 

ROYAL HORSE ARTILLERY

 

    Driver Archibald J. Keep, Regiment number: 492

Saddler/Gunner Frederick George Keep, Regiment number: 80038 Born 9 July 1875. Member of the British Expeditionary Force, see WWI Gallery below. Brother William Henry Keep, West Kent Regiment, see below, father of Private Frederick George Keep, Middlesex Regiment, see above, and cousin of Sapper Herbert Edward Keep,  Royal Engineers, see below

    Driver Percy V Keep, Regiment number: 74121

               

ROYAL SUSSEX REGIMENT

 

     Private Albert Keep, Regiment number: G/12862nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Regular Division. Born 1885 in Wantage aged 31. Son of Mr & Mrs Keep of Letcombe Regis, Berkshire. Husband of Mrs. M. E. Keep of Durnford House, Cuckfield. Killed in action on the Somme 23rd July 1916 aged 31. He enlisted in Haywards Heath. He is commemorated at the War Memorial & the memorial tablet in Holy Trinity Church, Cuckfield, Sussex. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial, Pier and Face 7 C.

     Lieutenant George Robert Keep

ROYAL TANK CORPS

 

     Second Lieutenant Norman Pristo Keep

 

 

 

 

ROYAL WARWICKSHIRE REGIMENT

 

     Second Lieutenant Arthur S. Keep

 

 

 

 

ROYALWEST SURREY REGIMENT

 

     Honorary Second Lieutenant Alfred Lawrence Keep

 

 

 

 

SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS

 

     Lance Corporal Joseph F.Keep, Regiment number: S/12430

 

 

 

 

SOMERSET LIGHT INFANTRY

 

     Private Sidney Keep, Regiment number: 41790

 

 

 

 

SUFFOLK REGIMENT

 

    Lance Corporal Charlie (Charlie) Keep, Regiment number: 15353 -11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment was killed in action on Saturday, 1 July 1916. Born at Bourn, Cambridgeshire. No known grave. He is commemorated at the War Memorial at Bourn and on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.

      

SURREY YEOMANRY

 

     Private Douglas W. Keep, Regiment number: 1735

 

 

 

 

THE QUEEN'S REGIMENT

 

     Private Charles F. Keep,Regiment number: 30719

     Private E. Keep, Regiment number: 6077303

     Private Frederick G. Keep, Regiment number: 35974

     Private George H. Keep, Regiment number: 53409

     Private George Henry Cecil Keep, Regiment number: 30171

     Private John James Keep, Regiment number: G/39988 The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment) killed 10 August 1917 commemorated at The Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial panel 11 - 13 and 14.     

     Private Johnathan G. Keep, Regiment number: G/25912

     Private Walter J. L. Keep,Regiment number: G/23262

     Private William Keep, Regiment number: G/37770                The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment) killed 21 October 1917 aged 25 Commemorated at The Tyne Cot Memorial Panel 14 to 17 and 162 to 162A.               

VOLUNTARY AID DETACHMENT

 

    Dorothy May Keep

 

 

 

 

WEST KENT REGIMENT

 

Private William Henry Keep, Regiment number: 2886 born 5 March 1882, 24 Nov 1899 - 31 March 1920 occupation Militiaman. William was taken Prisoner of War Brother of Frederick George Keep.       See Royal Horse Artillery above.

  

 

 

WEST RIDING REGIMENT

 

     Private Alfred T. Keep,Regiment number: 8030

 

 

 

 

WEST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT

 

     Private Albert Keep, West Yorkshire Regiment, Regiment number: 16/549

     Private Christopher Keep, West Yorkshire Regiment, Regiment number: 62502

    Private James Keep, West Yorkshire Regiment, Regiment number: 35625

 

WILTSHIRE REGIMENT

 

     Sergeant /Acting Regimental Quarter Master Sergeant Alfred Frank Keep, Regiment number: 6652

     Private William Keep,Regiment number: 36271