John Howard Keesey - Official Documents

Documents reporting the death of John Howard Keesey when trying to escape from a German P.O.W. camp during World War 2 – Son of Violet Marion Swinglehurst –See Keesey branch for further information.

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Keesey, John Howard

Previously reported missing at Arnhem, now officially reported died as prisoner of war - Capt. John Howard Keesey, R.A.M.C. British Medical Journal 3 Feb. 1945



John Howard


Kendal district, Lancashire / Westmorland



(DOW) [age 28]

[Becklingen War Cemetery, 8.C.1]

Education: MB (Cantab.)

Only child of Capt. George Ernest HowardKeesey (1886-1916), 8th Battalion Rifle Brigade & teacher, and Violet Marian Swinglehurst, of Kendal.

Married (1942) Susette Harvey, younger daughter of Thomas Arnold Harvey (the Rt.Rev. the Lord Bishop of Cashel) and Isabel Kathleen Burrows, of Bishopsgrove, Waterford, Eire. She re-married (1946) Gp.Capt. John Gerald Russell, RAF.

Residence: (1944) Glasshouse, Waterford, Irish Republic.



04.09.1941 [199991]