Rhodesian Government Forces
W. J. F. MACKEOWN
CAPT. RHODESIAN GOVT. FORCES
BORN 6TH MARCH 1878 - DIED 6TH NOV. 1918
Joseph was born in Carrickfergus on the 6th March 1878. He attended Campbell from 1894 to 1896 during which time he was School Prefect, and played for the XV 1st rugby team 1895-96.
After leaving Campbell, he went on to study medicine at Queen's University Belfast, also joining the OTC. He started practicing as a dentist in 1908 in Salisbury.
He was a Captain in the Rhodesian Government Forces and died on 6th November 1918. It is not clear whether this was disease or as a result of combat.
His daughter published his diary under the title "A Dental Officer, W.F. MacKeown, in the 1914-18 War" (some of this is available in the Northern Rhodesia Journal). It is not known where he is buried.
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