Frederick Keogh

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Frederick Keogh

Bank: The National Bank

Place of work: Dublin Great Britain Street branch

Died: 8 August 1918

Frederick Bertram Joseph Keogh was born in Ireland on 30 November 1881. In October 1899, when he was 17 years old and living in Portobello, Dublin, he went to work for The National Bank. He started as a probationer at Dublin Pembroke branch. In September 1904 he transferred to Kingstown branch. The following May he moved to Dublin Great Britain Street branch, where he was later appointed teller, and eventually accountant. His staff report there described him as 'an excellent officer, very steady and attentive to his duties, in which he takes an interest'.

During the First World War Keogh left the bank to join the army. He was first posted to the Western Front in December 1916. By 1918 he held the rank of Captain, and had been awarded the Military Cross. Captain Keogh of the Connaught Rangers and Tank Corps was killed in action in France on 8 August 1918. He was 36 years old.

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