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Keightley, Cecil Kenneth - MBE

Rank : WO2

Army Number : 23860071

Unit : 7th R Anglian (TA)

Biography :

Served in Royal Artillery 1947-63, and then joined the TA. SQMS RAPC (TA) with RPC 1963-73, and with 7th R Anglian 1973-86. He was awarded the M.B.E. as Military Accountant of 7th R Anglian (V), Leicester, 1984-85 (L.G. 1.1.1986).

Son of William Bill Keightley whom it has been reported was the Leicestershire soldier who was rescued from 'no-mans land' by Rfn Kilbur Thapa, the first Gurkha VC during the battle of Neuve Chappell in 1915. See also Evan Jones: http://www.royalleicestershireregiment.org.uk/entity/101301-jones-evan

Date of Birth : 1930

Place of Birth : Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire

Civil Occupation : Bank Manager

Period of Service : 1947-88

Places Served : UK

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