Lance Corporal 8773 Alfred Matthew Keirle

2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment

Killed in action on 26th October 1914 aged 25

Personal Information:
Alfred was the third son of George Mathew Keirle and Elizabeth Ann Clisby of 10 Windsor Street, Harrow Road, Paddington. He was born in Brighton Sussex and baptised on 17 May 1891 at St Andrew Willesden.

Memorial Information:
The Menin Gate was unveiled on 27 July 1927 and is possibly the best known of all the Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s memorials. It weighs over 20,000 tonnes and carries 54,000 names of men who died in the Flanders area up to 15 August 1917, and who have no known grave.

Memorials:
Panel 31 and 33 Menin Gate Memorial, leper (Ypres), West Vlaanderen, Belgium