Charles Joseph Keeney

 

1888 Sep 30. c Born Longford

1901 census at 12 Ardaghey Glebe, Inver, Donegal

1907 Jun 17. Enlisted RIC

1907 Jun 19. Discharged as unfit

1907 Dec 2. Re-appointed to RIC

1908 Jun 16 . Posted to Galway

1912 Nov 23 . Posted to Belfast

1915 Jan 13. Enlisted in Irish Guards

1915 Apr 26. Landed in France

1917 Nov 27. Reported POW at Bourlon Wood

1919 Mar 16. Discharged from Irish Guards

1919 Jun 7 Posted to Belfast

1920 Feb 1. Promoted Sergeant in RIC

1920 Feb 25 Transfer of Sgt C J Keeney from Belfast City to Galway W.R

He was in charge of an RIC detachment on at least 3 occasions when someone was shot and killed . See inquest extracts below.

1922 Apr 11. Disbanded from RIC

1922 Dec 28. MBE Gazetted

1924 Jul 6. Organises RIC Reunion in Troon, Scotland

 

1950 Died Bellshill Scotland

2006 Apr 5. Medals sold for £1900 . This was about twice the estimated price.