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WORLD WAR II   1939 - 1945 
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ROYAL AIR FORCE 181 SQUADRON

         Squadron Leader J Keep. Fighter Squadron 181 Squadron. He was shot down over the English Channel in May 1944, rescued and admitted to hospital on the Isle of Wight then transferred to East Grinstead. He was discharged to return to his squadron in early 1945 before it disbanded at Lubeck on 30 Sep 1945

 

 

THE WOMEN'S AUXILIARY AIR FORCE (WAAF)

         Sergeant Emmie Keep, 445902 Women's Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) saw over four years service from 5 May 1941 to 26 Nov 1945 at Debden, Biggin Hill and Salisbury Plain and worked with parachute preparation.

 

 

 

 

 

ROYAL AIR FORCE VOLUNTEER RESERVE

        Sergeant (Air Bomber) ERIC MACDONALD KEEP, 138 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, Service No:  1456997, killed on 1 Apr 1944, aged 21, commemorated at the Nantes (Pont-du-Cens) Communal Cemetery, Plot L. Row B. Grave 23, son of Percy G. Keep and Mary Keep, of Fixby, Yorkshire

 

 

ROYAL NAVY

         Leading Signalman Francis William Keep, H.M.S. Scorpion, Royal Navy, Service No:  C/J 35728, killed on 13 Feb 1942, aged 46, commemorated at the Chatham Naval Memorial, reference 58, 2, Son of James and Flora Keep; husband of Elsie May Keep, of Sheerness, Kent.

        Able Seaman John Henry Keep, H.M.S. Blackwood, Royal Navy, Service No:  D/JX 369395, killed on 15 Jun 1944, aged 21, commemorated at the Plymouth Naval Memorial, Panel 86, Column 3, son of William Ralph and Alice Maud Graney, of Thornton Heath, Surrey.

ROYAL AUSTRALIAN ARMY 

         Gunner Alan Keep, 3 AUST ARTY TNG REGT,  Service Number - VX80681, Date of birth - 18 Sep 1918, Place of birth Devenport, Tasmania, Enlisted- 18 Jul 1942 at Caulfield Victoria, Where living when enlisted - Moonee Ponds, Victoria  Discharged on 21 Jan 1944, Next of Kin - Hazel Keep

        Private Albert Edward Keep, Motor Ambulance Convoy,  Service Number - N238698, Date of birth - 12 Feb 1923, Place of birth Townsville, Queensland, Enlisted - 5 Jan 1942 at Arncliffe, New South Wales, Where living when enlisted - Kogarah Bay, New South Wales,  Discharged on 17 Nov 1942, Next of Kin - Cecil Keep

         Gunner Alfred John Keep, HQ HBT AA BTY VDC  Service Number - T156448, Date of birth - 13 Dec 1914, Place of birth - St Kilda, Victoria, Enlisted- 21 May 1943 at Hobart, Tasmania, Where living when enlisted -  New Town, Tasmania, Discharged on 14 Dec 1945, Next of Kin - Nyena Keep

         Andrew Keep, Service Number - T50979, Date of birth - 20 Jan 1897, Place of birth Latrobe, Tasmania, Enlisted- 1 Jul 1942 at Railton, Tasmania, Where living when enlisted Railton, Tasmania, Next of Kin A. Keep

         Signalman Arthur George Keep, 8 Corps of Signals,Service Number TX3420, Date of Birth 24 Jun 1910 Place of birth - Aberdeen, Tasmania, Enlisted 19 Jun 1940 at Launceston, Tasmania, Where living when enlisted - Stanley, Tasmania, Discharged on 9 Nov 1940, Next of Kin Mildred Keep

        Private Christopher Theodore Keep, 7 Australian Infantry Battalion, Service Number - NX172157 (N336001) , Date of birth - 18 Jul 1924, Place of birth Hurstville, New South Wales, Enlisted - 19 Jun 1943 at St Ives, New South Wales, Where living when enlisted Hurstville, New South Wales, Discharged on 27 Feb 1946, Next of Kin - Amy Keep

        Corporal Darrel Norman Keep, 1 AUST SPEC INTELL PERS GROUP, Service Number - TX15386 (T25233) , Date of birth - 21 Jan 1921, Place of birth Latrobe, Tasmania, Enlisted- 24 Jul 1943 at HQ F FS SEC FSW, Queensland, Where living when enlisted - Bellerive, Tasmania, Discharged on 8 Nov 1945, Next of Kin - Willa Keep

         Corporal Don Lucien Keep, Australian Army Amenities Service, Unit: 135 Mobile Cinema Unit Amenities, Service number: VX97487, Date of birth - 10 May 1927, Place of birth - Ascot Vale, Victoria, Enlisted - 22 May at 1945 Royal Park, Victoria, Where living when enlisted - Essendon, Victoria,  Date of death: 7 June 1946, Cause of death: Injuries aged 19, Son of Robert George and Eileen Patti Keep, of Essendon, Victoria, Australia, Rabaul (Bita Paka) War Cemetery, H. C. 1., Next of Kin Eileen Keep,

        Sapper Dudley Aubrey Keep, 8 ARMY TROOPS COY R A E (M), Service Number - T35252, Date of birth - 30 Sep 1916, Place of birth Devonport, Tasmania, Enlisted - 26 Aug 1940 at New Norfolk, Tasmania, Where living when enlisted - New Norfolk Tasmania, Discharged on 14 Jan 1941,  Date of Re-Enlistment 15 Jan 1941 at Hobart, Tasmania, Where living when enlisted - Hobart, Tasmania, 2/4 Casualty Clearing Station  Service Number - TX4248, Rank - Private, Discharged on 20 Mar 1942, Next of Kin - Lloyd Keep

        Dudley Lloyd Ross Keep, Service Number - TX500207, Date of birth - 6 Mar 1928, Place of birth - South Spreyton, Tasmania, Enlisted - Brighton Tasmania, Next of Kin - Joseph Keep

        Private Edward Francis Keep, H Q 22 INF BDE,  Service Number - NX25875, Date of birth - 7 Sep 1906, Place of birth - Burwood, Enlisted - 1 Jul 1940 at Paddington, New South Wales,  Where living when enlisted - Pt Piper, New South Wales, Discharged on 12 Aug 1941, Next of Kin - Helen Keep

       Private Eric Walter Keep, 141 General Transport Company, Service Number - NX87852, Date of birth - 25 Jun 1902, Place of birth Kogarah, New South Wales, Enlisted - 7 Feb 1942 at Paddington New South Wales, Where living when enlisted Kogarah, New South Wales,Discharged on 20 Sep 1943, Next of Kin - David Keep

        Private Frederick Keep, A A C S, Service Number - W27497, Date of birth - 6 Dec 1891, Place of birth Berkshire, England, Enlisted - 23 Dec 1940 at Claremont, Western Australia, Where living when enlisted - Busselton, Western Australia,  Discharged on 9 May 1947, Next of Kin - Violet Keep

        Corporal Geoffrey Giles Keep, 2/8 Field Regiment , Service Number - NX16820, Date of birth - 21 Jun 1918, Place of birth Sydney, New South Wales, Enlisted - 23 May 1940 at Paddington New South Wales, Where living when enlisted - Randwick, New South Wales,Discharged on 26 Oct 1944, Next of Kin - Nettie Fraser

         Private George Keep, V D C P T D 22 BN,  Service Number - N447741, Date of birth - 3 Oct 1901, Place of birth - Casino, New South Wales, Enlisted - 31 Jul 1942 at Casino, New South Wales, Where living when enlisted - Casino, New South Wales Discharged on 29 Sep 1945 Next of Kin Mary

         Private George Keep, 14 Battalion,  Service Number - V36066, Date of birth - 5 Jun 1918, Place of birth Prahran, Victoria, Enlisted - 16 Aug 1940 at Prahran Victoria, Where living when enlisted - Prahran Victoria, Next of Kin E. Keep

         Sergeant Grahame William Keep, 18 Australian Field Regiment,  Service Number - NX141559 (N275801) , Date of birth - 14 Jul 1922, Place of birth Willoughby, New South Wales, Enlisted - 10 Jul 1942 at Wallgrove, New South Wales, Where living when enlisted - Northbridge, New South Wales, Discharged on 28 Jun 1946, Next of Kin - Ellen Keep

 

         Sergeant Harold John Keep, 117 Australian General Transport,  Service Number - N237559, Date of birth - 7 May 1914, Place of birth Carlton, New South Wales, Enlisted - 22 Apr 1941 at Arncliffe, New South Wales, Where living when enlisted - Carlton, New South Wales, Discharged on 14 Nov 1945, Next of Kin - Matilda Keep

         Private Horace Keep, Volunteer Defence Corps  Service Number - T156396, Enlisted - 18 Apr 1943, Discharged on 20 Dec 1945, Next of Kin - Unknown

        Corporal  James Walter Keep, 16 INF BDE HQ,  Service Number - NX6299, Date of birth - 7 Nov 1915, Place of birth - St Peters, New South Wales, Enlisted - 25 Oct 1939 at Marrickville New South Wales, Where living when enlisted - Hurstville, New South Wales,Discharged on 25 Oct 1944, Next of Kin - Katherine Keep

         Warrant Officer Class 2 James Wortley  Keep, 10 Battalion  Service Number - N241715 , Date of birth - 30 Nov 1896, Place of birth Sydney, New South Wales, Enlisted - 25 Mar 1942, Where living when enlisted - Hurstville, New South Wales, Discharged on 1 Feb 1944, Next of Kin - Mabel Keep 

         Captain John Leonard Keep, Headquarters Australian Military Force,  Service Number - N74726, Date of birth - 2 Feb 1895, Place of birth Sydney, New South Wales, Enlisted - 10 Jun 1940 at Paddington, New South Wales, Where living when enlisted - Woollahra, New South Wales,  Discharged on 4 Mar 1946, Next of Kin - Mavis Keep

         John Malcolm Keep, Service Number - NX101262 (N200577) , Date of birth - 19 Apr 1921, Place of birth Sydney, New South Wales, Enlisted - 3 Aug 1942 at Holsworthy New South Wales, Where living when enlisted - South Yarra, Victoria,  Next of Kin - John Keep

         Corporal Laurence Arthur Keep, 6 AUS FIELD REGT,  Service Number - T28754, Date of birth - 30 Jun 1909, Place of birth - South Spreyton, Tasmania, Enlisted -13 Jan 1942 at Devonport, Tasmania, Where living when enlisted - Devonport, Tasmania, Discharged on 1 Dec 1944Next of Kin D. Keep

         Private Lional Geoffrey  Keep, 2/40 Australian Infantry Battalion, Service Number - TX8384,  Date of birth - 17 Jan 1913, Place of birth - St Kilda, Victoria, Enlisted 5 Nov 1941 - at Hobart, Tasmania,  Where living when enlisted  - Hobart, Tasmania,  Casualty: Prisoner of War at Timor, Died  on 22 Feb 1942, aged 29, Son of Emily Christine Keep; husband of Roberta K. I. Keep, of North Fitzroy, Victoria, Northern Territory Memorial, Panel 4, Next of Kin Roberta Keep

         Private Maurice Maxwell Keep, 29/46 Australian Infantry Battalion  Service Number - TX16186 (T28203), Date of birth - 10 Sep 1922, Place of birth Devonport, Tasmania, Enlisted - 11 Dec 1944 In the Field, Queensland,  Where living when enlisted - Spreyton, Tasmania, Discharged on  14 Mar 1946, Next of Kin - Joseph Keep

         Private Nona Keep, 113 Australian General Hospital, Service Number - NF453054, Date of Birth - 6 Aug 1924, Place of Birth - Hobart, Tasmania, Enlisted - 8 Mar 1943 at PADDINGTON, New South Wales, Where living when enlisted - Albury, New South Wales, Discharged on 21 Oct 1943, Next of Kin - G Keep

        Private Norman Charles Keep, 3 AUST SUPP DEP PLN,  Service Number - N24843, Date of birth - 29 Apr 1916, Place of birth Sydney, New South Wales, Enlisted - 8 Aug 1940 at Arncliffe, New South Wales, Where living when enlisted - Carlton, New South Wales, Discharged on 2 Jan 1946, Next of Kin - Matilda Keep

         Oral Edward Keep, Service Number - T50824, Date of birth - 11 Apr 1923, Place of birth - Tasmania, Enlisted - 23 Jan 1942 Sheffield, Tasmania, Where living when enlisted - Nook, Tasmania,  Next of Kin - Henry Keep

         Lance Corporal Percy Raymond Keep, 111 Australian General Hospital, Service Number - T28972, Date of birth - 4 Jan 1907, Place of birth - South Spreyton, Tasmania, Enlisted - 28 Jan 1942 at Wynyard, Tasmania, Where living when enlisted - Wynyard, Tasmania, Discharged on 25 Jan 1945, Next of Kin - Selma Keep

         Corporal Phillip Edward Keep, 15 Motor Regiment,  Service Number - NX117303 (N1419), Date of birth - 25 Jan 1921, Place of birth Casino, New South Wales, Enlisted - 4 Aug 1942 at Field, New South Wales, Where living when enlisted -  North Casino, New South Wales, Discharged on 19 Oct 1944 Next of Kin - Annie Keep

        Private Ronald Desmond Keep, 1 AUST PARA TRG CENTRE, Service Number - WX39979, Date of birth - 8 May 1924, Place of Birth - Busselton, Western Australia, Enlisted - 8 Jul 1943 at  Fremantle, Western Australia, Where living when enlisted - Victoria Park, Western Australia, Discharged on 24 Jun 1946, Next of Kin - Frederick Keep

        Gunner Rowan Keep, 13 A A Battery, Service Number - T28147, Date of birth - 10 Nov 1922, Place of birth Sheffield, Tasmania, Enlisted - 13 Oct 1941 at Sheffield Tasmania, Where living when enlisted -  Nook, Tasmania,  Discharged on11 Feb 1943, Next of Kin - Burt Keep

         Corporal Samuel James Keep, 2/5 ORD STR COY,  Service Number - NX2287, Date of birth - 17 May 1908, Place of birth Casino, New South Wales, Enlisted - 26 Oct 1939 at Lismore, New South Wales, Where living when enlisted - Kyogle, New South Wales, Discharged on 9 Nov 1944, Next of Kin A. Keep

        Driver Thomas Henry Keep, 244 AUST SUP DEP AASC, Service Number - N263422, Date of birth -5 Jan 1912, Place of birth Sydney, New South Wales, Enlisted - 4 Jun 1941 at Forest Lodge, New South Wales, Where living when enlisted - St Peters, New South Wales,Discharged on13 Nov 1945, Next of Kin Henry Keep

         Private Wesley Simmons Keep, V D C 11 BN, Service Number - N176678, Date of birth -10 Nov 1897, Place of birth South Spreyton, Tasmania, Enlisted - 1 Apr 1942 at Gladesville, New South Wales, Where living when enlisted - Ryde, New South Wales, Discharged on 21 Sep 1943, Next of Kin Muriel Keep

         Captain Wilbur Frederick Keep, H Q E/C, Service Number - N100955, Date of birth - 29 Aug 1909, Place of birth Rockdale, New South Wales, Enlisted - 2 Dec 1940 at Paddington, New South Wales, Where living when enlisted -  Banksia, New South Wales, Discharged on 21 Dec 1940 Next of Kin - Amy Keep