John Victor KEEN

John Victor KEEN

Male 1919 - 2015  (95 years)

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  • Name John Victor KEEN 
    Born 29 Aug 1919  Barnet, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Prisoner of War 24 Aug 1942  Western Desert Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Prisoner of War 1943  Urbisaglia Macerata, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Prisoner of War 1945  Stalag XI-B, Bad Fallingbostel, Lower Saxony, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Occupation a bus conductor 
    Died 16 Apr 2015  South Norwood, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Siblings
    1. Dorothy Rose (Dolly) KEEN,   b. 29 Jul 1920, Barnet, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 2013, Haywards Heath, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     
    Notes 

    • 1939: 43 Fairfield Way , Barnet U.D., Hertfordshire
      Ref: RG101/1188C/006/32 Letter Code: CGBF
      Edgar V Keen 21 Jun 1889 Male Jobbing Gardener Married 60 1
      Rose F Keen 17 Apr 1886 Female Unpaid Domestic Married 60 2
      John V Keen 29 Aug 1919 Male Grocery Shop Assistant Single 60 3
      Closed record 60 4

      John's POW record [Source: Forces War Records]:
      1942:Initially reported as missing on 5 Jun 1942 [Casualty List No 868]. POW 24 Aug 1942, Western Desert.
      1943: Prisoner of War in Italy, POW Camp 53, Urbisaglia Macerata (aka Sforza Costa)
      1945: Name: J. V. Keen
      Rank: Private
      Army Number: 5439831
      Regiment: Duke of Cornwalls Light Infantry
      POW Number: 139536
      Camp Type: Stalag
      Camp Number: XI-B
      Camp Location: Fallingbostel, Lower Saxony, Germany
      Record Office: Infantry Record Office, Exeter
      Record Office Number: 22
      He may have initially been imprisoned in Italy [FindMyPast]

      1945: The wedding of Miss Kathleen M Thorogood, daughter of Mr E J Thorogood and the late Mrs Thorogood of 1299 High Road, Whetstone, and Private John Victor Keen, son of Mr and Mrs E Keen, of Fairfield Way, Barnet, took place in All Saints Church, Whetstone on Saturday. The bridegroom, who went away overseas five years ago, was a prisoner of war in Italy and Germany for 3 years. Bridesmaid - Miss Dorothy Keen, sister, Best Man - Private H Chamlet

      1949-56: 6 Station Terrace, Station Road, Finchley [Electoral Register]
    Person ID I181  Baker Family Tree
    Last Modified 24 Aug 2017 

    Father Edgar Victor KEEN,   b. 21 Jun 1889, Copse Hill, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1969, Ramsden Road, Wandsworth, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Rose Frances LEWSEY,   b. 17 Apr 1886, Kensington, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1966, Wandsworth, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 6 Nov 1917  St Martin, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F140  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Kathleen Maria THOROGOOD,   b. 8 Dec 1915, Barnet, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 1992, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 26 May 1945  Whetstone, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 7
    Notes 
    • The wedding of Miss Kathleen M Thorogood, daughter of Mr E J Thorogood and the late Mrs Thorogood of 1299 High Road,Whetstone, and Private John Victor Keen, son of Mr and Mrs E Keen, of Fairfield Way, Barnet, took place in All Saints Church, Whetstone on Saturday.
      The bridegroom, who went away overseas five years ago, was a prisoner of war in Italy and Germany for 3 years.
      Bridesmaid - Miss Dorothy Keen, sister.
      Best Man - Private H Chamlet
    Children 
    +1. P.J. KEEN
    +2. P.R. KEEN
    +3. G.J. KEEN
     4. C.D. KEEN
    Family ID F141  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 Aug 1919 - Barnet, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPrisoner of War - 24 Aug 1942 - Western Desert Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPrisoner of War - 1943 - Urbisaglia Macerata, Italy Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPrisoner of War - 1945 - Stalag XI-B, Bad Fallingbostel, Lower Saxony, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 26 May 1945 - Whetstone, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Apr 2015 - South Norwood, London, England Link to Google Earth
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    John Victor KEEN
    John Victor KEEN
    Three Generations, Edgar Victor Keen, John Victor Keen and (front) Joseph Valentine Keen
    Three Generations, Edgar Victor Keen, John Victor Keen and (front) Joseph Valentine Keen
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  • Sources 
    1. [S5] Walker Family Bible.

    2. [S396] The 1939 National Register, (FindMyPast), 24 Aug 2017.
      1939: 43 Fairfield Way , Barnet U.D., Hertfordshire
      Ref: RG101/1188C/006/32 Letter Code: CGBF
      John V Keen 29 Aug 1919 Male Grocery Shop Assistant Single 60 3

    3. [S322] Forces War Records, (http://www.forces-war-records.co.uk/), 24 Aug 2016.

    4. [S322] Forces War Records, (http://www.forces-war-records.co.uk/), 4 Sep 2015.
      First Name: J V
      Surname: Keen
      Fate: Prisoner of War in Italy
      Information: P.O.W. Camp number 53, Urbisaglia Macerata, (Also listed as Sforza Costa), postal mark number 3300
      Further Information: Record Office number: 22
      Rank: Private
      Service Number: 5430831
      Duty Location: Italy

    5. [S322] Forces War Records, (http://www.forces-war-records.co.uk/), 8 Aug 2014.

    6. [S368] England and Wales, Death Index, 2007-2015, GreyPower Deceased Data, (Wilmington Millennium, West Yorkshire.), 24 Aug 2017.
      Name: Mr John Victor Keen
      Gender: Male
      Age: 95
      Birth Date: 1920
      Death Date: 16 Apr 2015
      Residence Place at Death: London, England
      Postal Code District: Se25
      There were no other John Victor Keens born around 1919/1920 in England & Wales, and the death is registered in SE25 which is around Selhurst, Surrey.

    7. [S10] General Register Office Index, General Register Office, 3a 1429, Jun 1945.
      Thorogood, Kathleen M. Keen, John V, Hendon 3a 1429