Death of Thomas Keogh reported in the Macclesfield Times on 25th August 1916

Death of Thomas Keogh reported in the Macclesfield Times on 25th August 1916

known 25th August 1916

A MILITARY FUNERAL – MACCLESFIELD MAN’S FATAL WOUNDS We regret to state that Lance-Corporal Thomas Keogh, 9th Batt Cheshire Regt, whose wife resides at 4 Upton Cottages, Snow Hill, died in hospital at Stourbridge, Worcestershire, on Thursday last week from wounds received in action in France. The deceased soldier was wounded in the knee by shrapnel and underwent two operations in France. Subsequently he was removed to England and passed away at seven o’clock on Thursday night following a third operation. The late L/Cpl Keogh was 26 years of age. He received his education at St Peter’s Day School and attended the Sunday School in the parish. He enlisted on the outbreak of war and was married two days before proceeding to the front. L/Cpl Keogh was first drafted out to France on July 19th 1915, and returned home the following November suffering from frostbite. Upon recovery he again went out and had been there about three months when he was fatally wounded. Prior to enlisting he was employed by Mr H Young, butcher, Hurdsfield. The deceased soldier has a cousin and three brothers-in-law serving in the army, and an uncle served during the Boer War. The funeral took place at the Macclesfield cemetery yesterday afternoon with military honours. The body came by rail from the hospital, accompanied by four soldiers, arriving in Macclesfield at 11.30 on Tuesday morning… Corporals Hatton, T. Wellings and Radforth and Private Usher acted as bearers… Father Curran officiated, and at the conclusion of the service the “Last Post” was sounded by Albert Parker, of the Christ Church Scouts. The mourners included the following: Widow, mother and sister; Mr E Wain, Miss Norah Keogh, Mr W Gaskell, Mr T Gaskell, Miss Nellie Newton, Miss S Gaskell, Miss Nellie Gaskell, Mr John Bailey, Mr J Kirk and Mrs Vernon.

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    Born 1889

    Died 1916

    British Army 12903 Private Cheshire Regiment

    British Army 12903 Lance Corporal Cheshire Regiment 10th Battalion