Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch
Coagh - Those That Served
260420   2nd Lieutenant Samuel E McKeown
Dated added: 01/06/2017
Last updated: 10/04/2019
Personal Details
14th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
 (Survived The War)
Samuel McKeown was the son of James and Mary Jane McKeown. He was born on 5th June 1884. He was one of at least eight children, all born in the Coagh area. The family lived at Crumlin Cottage, Coagh. His father was a farmer and an accountant. On leaving school he joined the civil service and worked in London County Council. After the war started, he enlisted in the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, and was given the rank of sergeant from the date of enlistment. He was put on the supplementary list of the General Reserve of Officers, which meant he was seconded out as necessary. 2nd Lieutenant Samuel McKeown went on to serve with the 14th Battalion of the Worcestershire Regiment.
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References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists McKeown family Lists Samuel E as age 16 living at house 1 in Mullaghtironey, Coagh, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists MacKeown family Does not list Samuel as living at house 10 in Mullaghtironey, Coagh, Tyrone
3 Brother - Robert C MacKeown Also served in the the war
4 Brother - Thomas A MacKeown Also served in the the war
5 Eddies Extracts Coagh - Presbyterian Church In Ireland - Roll of Honour
6 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
Coagh & District in WW1