Private Joseph Keeling

S.S. Transylvania
Savonia Town Cemetery

Service Number ‘13096’ – Essex Regiment, 3rd Bn.

Died at sea on 4th May 1917 aged 32, on the troop ship Transylvania when she was torpedoed in the Gulf of Genoa, 3miles off the coast of Bergeggi near Savona, Italy, by U-63 under the command of Otto Schultz. The ship was carrying troops from Marseilles to Alexandria in Egypt.

Buried at Savona Town Cemetery in Italy.

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  • Joseph Keeling born in Stock, Essex, on the
    14th October 1887, parents were Peter & Mary, Joseph Enlisted at Warley near Brentwood, is also remembering on the St Mary’s Church Memorial, in Buttsbury.

    By Paul Butterworth (16/11/2021)

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