Biography of Private Frederick John Keal (27001)
10th Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Formerly 5059 – Lincolnshire Regiment
Died 25th March 1918

Soldier

  • Name: Frederick John Taylor Keal
    Date of birth: 1878
    Place of Birth: Bucknall, Lincolnshire, England
    Date of Birth Registration: January – March 1878
    Place of Birth Registration: Horncastle, Lincolnshire, England
Father

  • Name: John Keal
  • DOB: 1838
  • Place of Birth: Revesby, Lincolnshire, England
  • Occupation: Farm labourer
Mother

  • Name: Jane Reed
  • DOB: 1936
  • Place Of Birth: Bucknall, Lincolnshire,England
  • Marriage: 1859 Horncastle District
Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)

  • Eliza Keal, 1863, Horncastle
  • Mary Owen Keal, 1866, Bucknall
  • John Tom Keal, 1868, Bucknall
  • Samuel Keal, 1870, Tupholme
  • Lucy Ann Keal, 1873, Bucknall
  • Emma Keal, 1875, Bucknall
  • Frederick John Taylor Keal, 1878, Bucknall
  • Plus 2 more who’s  name are unknown taken from the 1911 census
Census

  • 1881:Frederick is living with his parents in the Cottage, Tattershall, Lincolnshire,
  • 1891: Frederick is living with his parents in Thimbleby, Lincolnshire,
  • 1901: Frederick is living with the Bash family in Washington, Lincolnshire. The census gives him an age of 23 and he is listed as a waggener on farm.
  • 1911: Frederick is living with his children at Sotby, Wragby, Lincolnshire as his wife Mary is a prisoner at H.M. Prison, Hucknall Road, Bagthorpe, Nottingham. The census gives him an age of 33 and he is listed as a gathman.
Relatives in services

  • None found
Wife

  • Name: Mary Ann Dawson
  • Date of birth: 1886
  • Place of Birth: Thimbleby, Lincolnshire, England
Marriage

  • Date of Marriage: 1901
  • Place of Marriage: Horncastle District

Children

  • Henry William Keal, 1902, Edlington
  • Annie Keal, 1903, Moorby
  • Charles John Keal, 1904, Langton
Wife’s parents

  • Father: William Dawson
  • Mother: Maria Hind

Newspaper Mentions

  • War Office Weekly Casualty List 30th October 1917
    Daily List of October 23rd
    WOUNDED
    ROYAL WARWICKSHIRE REGIMENT
    Keal 27001 F. J. (Bourne)

 

  • Lincolnshire Echo Wednesday 29th May 1918
    OFFICIAL LOCAL CASUALTIES
    KILLED
    WARWICKS
    Keal, 27001 F. J. (Bourne)

Military Records

Attestation Papers

  • None found
Soldier’s Died In The Great War

  • These records show that Private Frederick John Keal, 27001, 10th Bn Royal Warwickshire Regiment was killed in action on 25th March 1918 in the Western European Theatre in France and Flanders.

Pension Records

  • Available

Effects

  • Wife Mary A
Medals

  • The British Medal
    The Victory Medal
Memorials

  • UK:
  • Bourne, Roll of Honour in Bourne Abbey Church
  • Bourne War Memorial in the Memorial Gardens

 

  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
  • In Memory of Private Frederick John Keal, 27001, 10th battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment who died on 25 March 1918 Age 48
  • Husband of M. Keal, of South Fen, Bourne, Lincs.
    Remembered with Honour, Arras Memorial

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

Military Service Timeline

  • Enlisted in Lincoln

 

  • This is ongoing research and will be posted when completed
Sources

  • WW1 Soldier’s Records (www.ancestry.co.uk)
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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