WALTER EDWARD KEYS

 

 

Born: 2nd June 1890, Ipswich.

Died: 28th February 1918; age 28; KiA – Maroc, supplying working parties to forward area, Loos.

Residence: Suite 12 Bieldy Apartments, Winnipeg, Canada.

Enlistment Details: Location: Manitoba; Date: 8th March 1916; Age: 25 years & 8 months; Occupation: Saddler & Police Constable; Religion: CofE. Height: 5ft 11 1/4ins, fair complexion, blue eyes, light brown hair.

 

Rank: Private; Service Number: 922113

Regiment: Canadian Infantry, Canadian Pioneers, 107th Pioneer Battalion.

 

Grave Reference:

II.A.14.

Aix-Noulette Communal Cemetery Extension,

Pas de Calais,

France.

 

CENSUS

 

1891   4, Church Lane, Ipswich.

 

Walter was 10 months old and living with his parents & sister.

Edward William Keys, 25, a Saddle & Harness Maker – own account, born Ipswich.

Laura Elizabeth Keys (nee Jackson), 27, born Ipswich.

Eunice Emma keys, 3, born Ipswich.

 

1901   4, Church Lane, Ipswich.

 

Walter was 10 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Edward, 35, a Saddler – own account.

Laura, 36.

Eunice, 12.

Alfred Ernest Keys, 9, born Ipswich.

William Arthur Keys, 7, born Ipswich.

Edith Laura Keys, 4, born Ipswich.

Florence Ethel Keys, 2, born Ipswich.

 

1911   4, Church Lane, Ipswich.

 

Walter was 20 years old, a Coach Trimmer. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Edward, 45, a Harness Maker – own account.

Laure, 46.

Alfred, 19 a Coach Body Maker.

William, 17, a Plumbers Apprentice.

Edith, 14, a Dress Makers Apprentice.

Florence, 12.

 

IMMIGRATION

 

24 year old Walter departed from Liverpool, travelling on board the S.S. ‘Teutonic’ of the White Star Line. Arriving at Quebec, Canada on the 13th May 1912.

On the 26th September 1913, at Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Walter married Agnes Last.

 

Canadian Infantry, Canadian Pioneers, 107th Pioneer Battalion:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/107th_Battalion_(Winnipeg),_CEF

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/special/lestweforget/The-Timber-Wolves-of-war-281913071.html

 

 

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