Saturday 15 July 2017

Sad News from Ypres

Zillebeke Lake

Sunday 15th July 1917

Captain Douglas S H Keep was one of the original officers accompanying 7th Battalion to war in July 1915. He was then a Second Lieutenant and his brother, Captain Leslie H Keep serves in the same battalion. Whenever a senior officer is killed the unit mourns, but this young man’s history with the Battalion makes that sorrow all the more deeply felt. He was killed about two o’clock this afternoon by a stray shell whilst on the west side of Zillebeke Lake, overseeing cable-laying. Three other men were wounded and four gassed during the day.

Source: X550/8/1

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