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Francis Keene

Admitted to:

Italian Military Hospital, Tripolis. Italian Hospital Ship, Tannin (25/12/41). Caserte Military Hospital (28/12/41). Hospital Ship to England (15/04/43). Basingstoke Neurological and Plastic Surgery Hospital (29/04/43)

Date of Injury:

18/12/1941

D.O.B/Age when admitted:

22.08.1914 28

Cause of Incident:

Enemy Action. Shot down west of Tripolis.

Transferred to QVH:

28/11/1944

Injuries:

Burns to face, arms and hands.

No. of Operations at East Grinstead:

4



IDENTITY CARD

This is to certify that the patient mentioned below and whose description is stated hereon is the authorised holder of this Identity card.


Forename:

Francis (known as Bun)

Surname:

Keene

Service No:

104462

Nationality:

Argentinian/British


Awards/Honours:

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Patient Unit:

PHU, RAF Morecambe

Profession:

Pilot

Patient Rank:

Fg Off

Death:

30.12.1998

Age at Death:

84

Dr Rank:

Dr Unit:

Notes:

22.08.1940 sailed to England, volunteered RAF 107 Squadron. Shot down 17.12.1941. Badly burnt face, hands, fractured leg. Taken prisoner of war & sent to the military hospital at Caserta Naples Italy. Repatriated April 1943 to England for treatment at the QVH.

Glossary:

PHU - Personnel Holding Unit

Further Reading:

East Grinstead Museum. Copies of family records.

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