ALFRED THOMAS KEEBLE

 

 

Born: 1898, Ipswich.

Died: 13th November 1918; age 20; Died of Pneumonia.

 

Rank: Private; Service Number: 266340

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 2nd/6th Battalion transferred to (464378) 496th Agricultural Coy. Labour Corps.

 

Grave Reference:

BA.1.2.

Ipswich Old Cemetery,

Ipswich,

Suffolk.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of George & Annie Elizabeth Keeble, of 18, Samuel Road, Ipswich.

 

CENSUS

 

1901   18, Samuel Road, Ipswich.

 

Alfred was 2 years old and living with his parents.

George Keeble, 37, a Bricklayer’s Labourer, born Battisford, Suffolk.

Annie Keeble (nee Peck), born Ipswich.

 

1911   18, Samuel Road, Ipswich.

 

Alfred was 12 years old and living with his parents.

George, 46, a Builder’s General Labourer.

Annie, 40.

 

Suffolk Regiment, 2nd/6th Battalion :

Suffolk Regiment Battalion movements

Suffolk Regiment website

Friends of The Suffolk Regiment

LABOUR CORPS.

Formed in January 1917, 389,900 men 10% of the total size of the British Army. Many of the men had already served in other units and were taken on following being wounded then being made fit for duty “A1” condition. The companies were employed in general labouring, fetching and carrying in work within range of the enemy guns. Sometimes used as emergency infantry during major offensives by the enemy.

Labour Corps units were sometimes classed as second class soldiers but were an important part of the British army.

496th Agricultural Coy. Labour Corps:

http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/regiments-and-corps/the-labour-corps-of-1917-1918/

 

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