4th Battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade (New Zealand Army)
Date Of Birth:
06/08/1918 (Killed in Action)
James McKeown was the son of Elizabeth McKeown. He was born on 28th June 1874. At some point, James emigrated to New Zealand. Prior to enlisting, James was living in Kaitaia. He was a farmer. He enlisted in February 1917.Rifleman McKeown arrived in France, after further training, in December 1917. Rifleman James McKeown was serving with Unit 3 of New Zealand (Rifle) Brigade, 4th Battalion when he was killed in action in France on 6th August 1918.
Foncquevillers is a village about 18 kilometres south-west of Arras on the D3. Gommecourt Wood New Cemetery is situated a little way south-east along the D6. A CWGC signpost indicating the road is situated at the junction near the post office in Foncquevillers and the Cemetery is on the right hand side of the road just before arriving at Gommecourt.