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Could someone please check the following individual for me?

4981 Pte Hugh Keilty

3 Bn Northumberland Fusiliers

Died 31/12/1915 this date is open to question and comes from CWGC

Thanks in advance

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Hi there,


Hugh KEILTY, Pte 4981.

Northumberland Fusiliers,

3rd Battalion - Special Reserve,

Born, Antrim, Ireland,

Enlisted, Consett, Co. Durham.

Died 27.12.15,

At Home.


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many thanks, that confirms my own thought, in that he died on the 27 Dec and not the 31st. He drowned in a dock, he was one of two men who fell in but the other managed to get out and he didnt and was drowned. I cant understand why the CWGC have his date as 31st, perhaps they waited until the inquest was over. The local paper gives the date as 27th and also mentions an inquest but gives no reason why he was at the dock or how he and the other soldier came to fall in. Many thanks for such a quick response.

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