Jean Pierce about her great uncle John Joseph O' Keeffe

Gravestone at Hill 10 cemetery Gallipoli
Gravestone at Hill 10 cemetery Gallipoli | Photo: Jean Pierce

Taken in 1915, before going to Sulva Bay, Gallipoli.
Lance Corporal John Joseph O' Keeffe  of the 7 the Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers, registration number  13836.
Born Limerick 27 November 1894. Died of wounds 17 August 1915 in the Dardanelles.
He received his wounds in the desperate charge that led to the capture of Dublin Hill.
 
Obituary in Irish independent newspaper Obituary in Irish independent newspaper | Source: Jean Pierce My Name is Jean Pierce (nee  O'Keeffe ). He was my great uncle.
He worked for the Independent Newspapers.
 
I found out about him, as my father Desmond O’ Keeffe, his nephew, would often talk about WW I and the sacrifice made by the Royal Dublin Fusiliers.
He had a gentle disposition, and was very popular.
He is buried in Hill 10 Cemetery Gallipoli.

So Proud of all his bravery.