Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch
Coagh - Those That Served
F25912   Aircraftman Robert William McKeown
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Dated added: 01/06/2017
Last updated: 09/04/2019
Personal Details
Regiment/Service:
Royal Naval Air Service (British Navy)
Date Of Birth:
17/04/1881
Died:
 (Survived The War)
Age:
Summary
Robert McKeown was the third son of Robert and Eliza McKeown. He was born on 17th April 1881 in Tamlaght, near Coagh. He was one of nine children. By 1901 he was a grocerís assistant. His father was a farmer. Prior to the war he was foreman for several years to Messrs David Anderson and Son, Cookstown. In October 1916, he volunteered to serve his country in the Royal Navy Air Service, and has been accepted. Aircraftman Robert William MacKeown survived the war.
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Local Memorial Details
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1 Coagh Orange Hall - WW1 Panel 2 (Served) Coagh
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists MacKeown family Lists Robert W as age 18 living with the family at house 15 in Tamlaght, Springhill, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists MacKeown family Lists Robert as age 28 as living with the family at house 13 in Tamlaght, Springhill, Londonderry
3 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
4 Sister - Ellen Nellie McKeown Also served in the the war
Coagh & District in WW1
2018-2020