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|Subject: Zulu medal,bar 1879,17th Lancers,Keeble,South Africa Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:11 pm|| |
Pte R Keeble 17th Lancers
offically engraved naming,medal in good condition,confirmed on roll.
with 6 PRO copy service papers
Buyer to pay postage.
Pte Keeble was serving in the 16th Lancers when the Zulu war broke out & is one of approx 50 men from the 5th & 16 th Lancers who offered their services & joined the 17th Lancers
The 17th Lancers found the body of the Prince Imperial,were the 1st regiment to visit Isanduwana after the battle,& charged out of the square at Ulundi.
Richard Keeble was born Leeds in 1852,enlisted in the 16th Lancers at Leeds in 1872.transfered to the 17th Lancers for the Zulu war in 1879, rejoined the 16th Lancers in 1890,reached the rank of S S Farrier in1894,discharged in 1897after serving 24yrs,married Alice Eton Kent at Bombay in 1885,son Richard Eric born Lucknow on 17/11/1894.
served India 1873 - 1877 with the 16th Lancers
South Africa Feb 1879 - Oct 1879 with the 17th Lancers
India 1879 - 1897 with the 17th & 16th Lancers
rest of his time in England
The death of Richard Keeble was registered at Chelsea age 78 in 1930.
The death of Alice E Keeble was registered at Leeds in 1926 age 58.
The death of his son Richard Eric Keeble was registered at Chelsea in 1969
The family are on the 1901 census for Leeds
Richard age 46 born Leeds
Alice Eton age 32 born Woolwich
Richard E age 6 born India
Victor John age 3 months, born Leeds
Richard was the eldest of 6 children born to John Robert Keeble & Hannah Keeble of Leeds
The family are on the 1911 census for Leeds