Posted 10 September 2006 - 07:53 am
Slight correction -pte Cross, Alfred James 31-jul-17 Rifle Brigade, 2nd Bn, should be Serjeant.
PS. Ref Lt Keppel....the story of the Keppels goes back to soldier, diplomat and courtier Arnold Joost van Keppel, who came to England from Holland in 1688 with William of Orange. As the first earl of Albemarle he later retired to Holland, where he died, but his son stayed in England and continued the Keppel name. The family tree includes names such as the Duchess of Cornwall and Judith Keppel - one the wife of the heir to the throne, the other the first winner of Who Wants to be a Millionaire? Other famous relatives include Alice Keppel, the British socialite and mistress of Edward VII, eldest son of Queen Victoria. But what is probably not so well known is that the Keppel family has its roots firmly in Norfolk, the seat of the earls of Albemarle for nearly 200 years.
(This information culled from a newspaper report earlier this year).