Born: 1912, Ipswich.

Died: 30th May 1940; age: 28.

Residence: 32, Schreiber Road, Ipswich.


Rank: Guardsman; Service Number: 2612234.

Regiment: Grenadier Guards, 1st Battalion – Foot Guards.


Grave Reference:

Sp. Mem. E.5.

Veurne Communal Cemetery Extension,




Father: Charles W. Keeley, born 1887, Brome, Suffolk.

Mother: Margaret Jacobs, born 1893, Sproughton, Suffolk.


Probate to Ivy Cobb (wife of Cecil Cobb), and Ivy Philbro – spinster.

Grenadier Guards,

1st Battalion:
03 September 1939: The Battalion was based at Pirbright, Surrey, and part of the 7th Brigade.
September 1939: It became part of the BEF serving in France & Belgium. They were attached to 3rd Infantry Division.
June 1940: Evacuated from Dunkirk and returned to the UK.


A personal note: 

My late mum Vesta Strutt nee Mason knew Edward when she was in her 20s and spoke of him often with fondness over the years. She knew he had been killed during WW2 and that he had been engaged to a nurse although she didn’t know her name.

Mrs Beverley Bowry



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