Rifleman Patrick F B Keogh

19 Jun 1944

Patrick Francis Bartle Keogh was born in Quetta, Balochistan, India, to Bartle Bernard and Anne Joyce Keogh; stepson and nephew of Bernice Keogh, of Tangasseri, Quilon, India. He enlisted into the Royal Ulster Rifles and volunteered for airborne forces.

Rifleman Keogh successfully completed glider training and was posted to 1st (Airborne) Battalion, Royal Ulster Rifles, and took part in Operation Overlord (Normandy).

Rfn Keogh was killed in action on 19 June 1944, aged 23, and was given a field burial at Breville and was re-interred to Ranville War Cemetery, Calvados, France on 3 July 1945.

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