We record with pride and gratitude the names of members of our communities who served their Country

Murray Arthur KEATING

Murray Arthur, KEATING
World War 2

From Fairville, NB
Pte, NSR(NB)
Born 12 Jul 1924 in Fairville (now Saint John West), New Brunswick to Stan & Gertie Keating. He attended Fairville Superior School until 8th grade, then attended part of a year at Saint John Vocational School before leaving school for employment at the Pulp Mill where his father worked. He worked there until joining the Army in February 1943. He went overseas with the North Shore Regiment and saw action on D-Day and was wounded six weeks later on 24 Jul 1944 by shrapnel to his back and legs and lost part of one knee cap. He returned home to recover but went back to Glasgow, Scotland to marry Margaret Smith 29 Dec 1944. After discharge he returned to the Pulp Mill where he worked until retirement. He died 27 Mar 1997 in Saint John, New Brunswick.

Photo is of Murray Keating & Margaret Smith's (standing) wedding day with Margaret's sister, Nan, and brother John (seated)


Parents: Norman Stanley "Stan" KEATING & Cleadie Gertrude "Gertie" BANKS
Spouse: Margaret SMITH
Buried in Ocean View Memorial Gardens, NB

Sources:

  • Cleadie B. Barnett


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