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Joseph Keighren
Able Seaman
Also his brother,
John Keighren
Trooper

 

My cousin was Able Seaman Joseph Keighren, he served on HMS Jupiter. He died when she was sunk. He was one of eight children born to my Aunt Janet and Uncle Thomas Keighren (in Edinburgh). He died February 27, 1942 on HMS Jupiter and is remembered with honour at the Plymouth Naval Memorial (panel 65 column 3).
He died at the same age as his brother John Keighren who served in the Royal Armoured Corps and is buried in St. Velary-En-Cauz Franco-British Cemetery.

Jeanette Boon (nee Keighren)
Canada

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Andy Wade (Webmaster)

Information provided by
Jeanette Boon (nee Keighren).

Casualty Details
JOSEPH KEIGHREN
Able Seaman
HMS Jupiter
Age: 23
Date of Death: 27/02/1942
Service No: D/SSX 18076
Additional information: Son of Thomas and Janet Keighren, of Edinburgh.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 65. Column 3.
Cemetery: PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL

The badge of the Royal Armoured Corps
Casualty Details
JOHN KEIGHREN
Trooper, Royal Armoured Corps 
Unit Text: Lothians and Border Horse 
Age: 23 
Date of Death: 11/06/1940 
Service No: 7891798 
Additional information: Son of Thomas and Janet Kerr Keighren, of Edinburgh. 
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead 
Grave/Memorial Reference: C, 34. 
Cemetery: ST. VALERY-EN-CAUX FRANCO-BRITISH CEMETERY

 

 

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