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Andrew Edward McKeever, 1895-1919

Andrew Edward McKeever, 1895-1919

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted October, 2004

Andrew Edward McKeever, 1895-1919

Photo from Google Street View ©2011 Google - Posted January, 2011

Andrew Edward McKeever, 1895-1919

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Plaque Location

The County of Perth
The Municipality of North Perth
In Listowel, on the southeast corner of
Wallace Avenue North (Highway 23) and Elizabeth Street East
2 blocks north of Main Street (Road 86)


Coordinates: N 43 43.991 W 80 57.096

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Plaque Text

A World War I flying 'ace', McKeever was born and raised in Elma Township. He enlisted with the Canadian Expeditionary Force in 1916 but, attracted by the life of the fighter pilot, transferred to Britain's Royal Flying Corps once he was overseas. From May 1917 to January 1918 McKeever was posted to the 11th Squadron on the Western Front. An outstanding operator of the two-seater Bristol Fighter, he, with his various observers or gunners, shot down some 30 enemy aircraft during reconnaissance missions and offensive patrols, earning the Military Cross and Bar and the Distinguished Service Order for his "conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty". At the end of the war, McKeever returned home where, shortly afterward, he died as the result of a car accident.

Other plaques that mention World War I
William Avery Bishop, V.C., 1894-1956
General Sir Arthur William Currie 1875-1933
Lance Corporal Fred Fisher, V.C. 1894-1915
Honourable Mitchell F. Hepburn, 1896-1953
Sir Sam Hughes 1853-1921
Alexander Young Jackson 1882-1974
Lieutenant-Colonel Thain Wendell MacDowell, V.C., D.S.O., 1890-1960
Robert Tait McKenzie (1867-1938)
Sir Sam Steele

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> Posted April 27, 2012
"I will never forget." Nick Ozouf. The new generation of the McKeever, Moore and Krause family name.




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