Lieutenant Noel Keith - King's (Liverpool) Regiment

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    In Memory of
    Lieutenant NOEL KEITH

    8th Bn., The King's (Liverpool Regiment)
    who died age 33
    on 22 May 1917
    Son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Keith, of London. A member of the Stock Exchange.

    Remembered with honour

    *[Listed as Captain in book] Lieutenant, 8th (Irish) Battalion (Territorial), King's (Liverpool Regiment). Killed in action 22nd MAy 1917. Aged 33. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Keith, of London. A member of the Stock Exchange. Buried in CITE BONJEAN MILITARY CEMETERY, ARMENTIERES, Nord, France. Plot VIII. Row D. Grave 1

    Extract from the Stock Exchange Memorial Book -

    CAPTAIN NOEL KEITH, Army Cyclist Corps, attached King's (Liverpool) Regiment, was the second surviving son of the late Herbert and Mrs. Keith and was born in 1884. He was educated at Aldenham, where he won a scholarship. When war broke out he was a partner in the firm of Keith, Bayley and Reader, having been a member of the Stock Exchange since 1906.

    Noel Keith joined the Inns of Court O.T.C. and obtained a a commission in the York and Lancaster Regiment. Transferring from that regiment to the Army Cyclist Corps, he went to the French Front in July 1915 but was invalided home after a few months. He served at the training centre for several months and was promoted Captain in July 1916. Again transferred to the Machine Gun Corps (Heavy Branch), at the beginning of 1917, he became an instructor at the Cadet Battalion Headquarters. Hearing that a battalion of the King's Regiment which was leaving for the Front was short of officers, he resigned his position and rank as Captain in order to go with them.

    He was killed at Armentieres on 22 May 1917, at the age of thirty-three.

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