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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Private Rudolph Keyzer #63517, 3rd Battalion

Photo by Bob Richardson 2014
Born on May 13, 1891 in Manchester, England to Gerson Abraham Cohen and Mary Alice (Whiteley) Keyzer of Manchester, England. On enlistment in 1914 his details as follows: laborer, married, no miltary experince, relgion Methodist, 5' 5 1/2" tall, medium complexion, blue eyes, brown hair.

Joined the 23rd Battalion in Montreal October 29, 1914. Living at 133 Delisle Avenue, Montreal with wife Eliza  and one year old son, George Frederick Keyzer.  He had married Eliza Hall 1912 in Manchester England.Travelled with the 23rd Battalion to England on the S.S. Missanabie February 1915. Transfeered in the field to the 3rd Battalion May 3, 1915.

Killed in action on August 12, 1915  while on a work party of 100 men working on trench repair. Buried in Ploegsteert Wood Military Cemetery grave III.B.1

His attestation paper can be seen HERE
His Veteran Affairs Canada Virtual Memorial page can be viewed HERE

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