Capt Ernest Claude Keevil


1891 Mar 29. Born Alderbury, Wiltshire

1901 census. A boarder at Stourpaine School, Stourpaine

1910 Jun 25 Joined TA

1911 census at Rangers Lodge Milford Salisbury

1915 Jun 7. General List. The undermentioned to be temporary Second Lieutenants. Ernest Claude Keevil.

1916 Jul 24. Hamps. .Reg .—Temp. 2nd Lt. E. C. Keevil, Wilts. R., relinquishes the rank of temp. Capt. on ceasing to comd. a T.F. Co.

1916 Aug 25. The undermentioned temp. 2nd Lts. to be temp. Lts. (Temp. Capt.) E. C. Keevil

1917 Jul/Sep Married in Christchurch, Hants to Hilda Mary Evans

1918 Feb 12. Wilts. R.—Temp. Lt. E. C. Keevil relinquishes his commn. on account of ill-health contracted on active service, and is granted the hon. rank of Capt.

1918 Mar 8. Looking for work

1919 Apr/Jun Daughter Sonia Mary Keevil born.

1920 Sep 14. Joined ADRIC with service no 565. Posted to E Coy

1921 Feb 1. "Permitted to resign"

1921 Apr 12. RASC Southern Comd. Res. (M.T.) Co. (D.F.). . To be temp. Capts. : — E. C. Keevil.

1921 May 12. Died Southampton aged 30. His army papers are under RASC, as is his grave. The Lady was Golda Jacobs of Commercial Rd, Portsmouth

The resumed inquest showed that there were 3 in the car, apart from the 2 men who died , there was a Miss Golda Jacobs,. She said the Keevil was driving and that she was in the front passenger seat, but was unable to explain why her two shoes were wedged under the brake and clutch . The suspicion was that she was driving and was not qualified, but the jury put it down to an accident as they could not tell who was driving.

Buried St Andrew's Churchyard, Laverstock, Wiltshire, England



WO 339/3348