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7299: Pte John Edward 'Jack' Keays, Machine Gun Corps

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posted on 2024-01-12, 12:10 authored by Lest We Forget Project Team

Pte John Edward 'Jack' Keays served in the Machine Gun Corps (10349) after serving in the Devon and Cornwall Light Infantry (22049). He had enlisted between May 1915 and August 1915, and was killed in action on 200 yards from the Bazentin-le-Petit windmill on 19th August 1916.

History

Name of contributor(s)

David Keays, great, great nephew

Subject of the story/individual the object(s) relate to

Pte John Edward 'Jack' Keays, Machine Gun Corps

Date(s) the event(s) in the story took place

1915-1916

Location(s) where the event(s) in the story took place

Bazentin-le-Petit

Object(s)

30 - Notification of burial 31 - Collection of photographs of Jack and family 32 - Official notification of death and envelope 33 - Payment due notice 34 - Letter from commanding officer 35 - Letter from sergeant to Jack's mother 36 - Envelope to German brother-in-law in Berlin and postcard 37 - Note on enlistment 38 - Rejection from Royal Flying Corps 39 - Contents of wallet (5 wallets) 40 - Francs from wallet 41 - German shoulder patch 42 - Two German postcards (Theodor Beigal)

Community Collection Day

King's High School, Warwick (08/06/18)

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