Derick is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park.


Born: 1918, Ipswich.

Died: 14th February 1942; age: 23; killed in the fighting for Singapore/Malaya.

Residence: Ipswich.


Rank: Sergeant; Service Number: 5826483.

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion.


Final resting place unknown.


Memorial Reference:

Column 23.

Singapore Memorial,




Relatives Notified & Address: Husband of Frances Edna Keeble, of Wonersh, Surrey.


Father: George Keeble, born 1890, Letheringham, Suffolk – died April 1933, Ipswich.

Mother: Edith Mary Keeble (nee Butcher), born December 1894, Aldringham, Suffolk.


In 1937, Deben, Suffolk, Derick married Frances Edna Read.

They had 1 son.


Suffolk Regiment website

Friends of The Suffolk Regiment


    • Hi Wendy,
      by introduction my name is Ed Jardine and I am the chairman of the civil parish of Kettleburgh where Derick George Keeble is memorialised. We intend on remembering him this coming DD80 celebration and have prepared a poster with information we have about him in our archive.
      If you would like to be involved or would like a copy of the final poster, please get in touch with me at
      Thank you


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