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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- William Thomas Keynes -

Unknown person Name : William Thomas Keynes.

Son of William Keynes and Mary Violet Keynes (née Hansford) of 1, Oakfield Hill, Ryde; husband of Mrs. Ethel L. Keynes, of "Southdene", Well St., Ryde, Isle of Wight.

Born 1892 Warminster, Wiltshire.

Married 1915, Ethel Louise Matthews, at the Congregational Chapel, George Street, Ryde. One daughter, Vera Winifred Mary, born 1916.
  Census Information :

1901 : family not located

1911 : William and Mary Keynes, with their children including William T. aged 18, are at 1, Oakfield Hill, Ryde. William Keynes snr. runs a General Shop; William Keynes jnr. is a hairdresser.

  Service details :

Private 3/5155 William Thomas Keynes, 14th Bn, Hampshire Regiment.

  Casualty Details :

Died : 25 June 1916 aged 24.

Buried at : St Vaast Post Military Cemetery, Richebourg-L'Avoue, Pas de Calais, France.

CWGC record ...
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Ryde Borough War Memorial
St John's Church, Ryde, War Memorial
County War Memorial, Carisbrooke Castle.

There is also an additional inscription on his parents' grave at Ryde Borough Cemetery - RSHG record ...
  Documents :


Friday, July 7, 1916 Page 4

Pte. W.T. Keynes formerly in business as a hairdresser in Pier Street, Ventnor, and a native of Ryde, was killed in action last Monday week. He closed his shop at Ventnor to join the Portsmouth Battalion of Kitchener's Army.
  Further Information :

Kitchener's Army
  Acknowledgments :

Janet Griffin for newspaper research
  Page status :
Page last updated : 22 November 2011


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