lily8 wrote:Alamo your granddad and my grandmothers first husband were at the same battle but sadly J.J. Keegan died and his body never recovered. My brother and I visited the area and also Tyne cot cemetery where his name is on the Kings memorial as are hundreds of others. I often think of his sacrifice and know that I would not be here had he lived so he is remembered with love. RIP J.J.
# 204197 1st/5th Bn The Kings Liverpool Regiment Rifleman John James Keegan killed in action 20/9/1917.
,very brave man .you must be very proud of him.my great grandad robert hughes was in the same battleion 1/7 kings(liverpool) regt.
he was gassed on the first day of the battle of loos.he was gassed by his own side when the gas bombs set off by the engineers blew back towards the british lines when the wind went in the wrong direction.
he went through two hospitals in france then one in southampton and finally to bootle hospital.he was then transferred to the pioneer corps and served at pembroke docks till the end ofthe war.he then returned to the merchant navy.he died a few years after with lung disease,graham.
picture taken before he went to war.with him is my great grandmother,my nan and my great aunt rebecca.
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