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Keir, Lt-Gen. Sir John Lindesaylocked

KCB 1915 (CB 1908)

Born 6 July 1856; s of J. L. Keir, Fordlands, Bideford; m 1895, Alice Mary (d 1937), d of late T. G. Simpson of Baldock, Herts; no c; died 3 May 1937


Wimbledon School; Woolwich


Entered RA 1876; Captain, 1884; Major, 1892; Lt-Col 1901; Col 1904; Maj.-Gen. 1909; passed Staff College; special service, S Africa, 1901–02; AAG India, 1904; served S Africa, 1899–1902 (despatches, brevet of Col, Queen’s medal 5 clasps); European War, 1914–15 (despatches, KCB, prom. I. t.-Gen., 1916); Brigade Commander Allahabad Brigade, 1907–11; commanded 6th Division, Ireland, 1914; promoted to command 6th Corps, June 1915; holds RA gold medal for Prize Essay, 1903; granted Insignia of Grand Officier de l’Ordre de la Couronne (Belgian), 1916, and Medaille Militaire; DL and JP Warwickshire


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