Maurice Alfred Keeling, son of Alfred and Julia Keeling, of Preston, Lancashire, enlisted into the General Service Corps.
He was transferred to the Royal Artillery and volunteered for airborne forces. He was posted to 3 Battery, F Troop, Headquarter Company, 1st Airlanding Light Regiment, Royal Artillery.
Gunner Keeling took part in Operation Market Garden in September 1944. He drowned crossing the Rhine during the withdrawal of Arnhem on 25 September 1944, aged 19 years old. He was recovered from the river on 6 October 1944 and is now buried at Rhenen General Cemetery, Rhenen, Utrecht.
Grave image supplied by John Geboers
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