Personnel Index - Detail

Name
KEEBLE
First Names
John Harold
Nationality
British
Rank
Second Lieutenant
Service
RFC
Crew Position
Pilot
Date of Death
27/10/1917
Cemetery

 

2Lt Keeble was killed when his DH4 (A7693) entered a vertical bank too near the ground. This developed into a sideslip with the engine on full power.
On impact, the aicraft caught fire.
His oberver, 2Lt LS Hudson, was also killed.







Courtesy of John Keeble (Lt Keeble's nephew) and 49Sqn Researcher, Colin Cripps, we have further information concerning this airman.



John Keeble, his RFC wings and Cadet badge. The silver ID tag was found several years later at the crash site and returned to the family with a letter from the finder, another RFC Officer, and friend, dated 1920.



One of the propeller blades from the crashed DH4.




When the local Methodist chapel was demolished, the plaque, honouring John Keeble was presented to the family and is now mounted in their garden.