Private Harry Keeling
Service Number ‘32998’ – Otago Regiment, N.Z.E.F., No. 4 Coy. 1st Bn.
Killed in action on 7th June 1917 aged 32 on the opening day of the Battle of Messines.
Remembered on Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial in Belgium
Son of Petre And Mary Ann Keeling of Gooseberry Green, Billericay, England.
Harry was in New Zealand when war broke out which explains why he was part of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force.