The death of Arthur Keeley


August 26, 1944
News has been received of the death from wounds in France of Lieutenant Arthur Keeley, a former playing member of the Chester and Portsmouth football clubs. Youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Keeley, of Livingstone Road, Ellesmere Port, he was married last January – when he gained his commission – to Miss Kathleen E. Woods, of Deva Pooltown Road.

Many football supporters in Chester will hear with regret of the death of Arthur. He was a member of a well-known football family, his father having played goal for Chester many years ago.

Keeley played centre-forward for the City, and appeared on one occasion for the club in war-time football. His brother, Ernie Keeley, also started his professional football career with Chester, and was transferred to Leicester City at a good figure. Arthur was most popular with the “fans” and with his colleagues in the team.
(Cheshire Observer: August 26, 1944)

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