Monday, 13 April 2015



Ronald Edward Elliott Kriekenbeek, my Forth Cousin Three Removed, was born on October 24, 1871, in Colombo, Ceylon, the child of Dr.Charles John Kriekenbeek and Mary Jane Mackay. He married Dorothea Ellen Elizabeth Knight on September 19, 1911, in Bromley, Kent. They had one child during their marriage. He died on April 18, 1916, in India, at the age of 44, and was buried in Al Basrah, Al Basrah, Iraq.

His daughter Elliott Ellen was born on February 14, 1915.

Ronald Edwara Elliott Kriekenbeek

Kriekenbeek  Ronald Edward Elliott of Sitapur Allahabad India major H.M  Indian Army died 18 April 1916 in Mesopotamia Probate London 14 February to James Percy Knight tug owner.  Effects 1070 pounds 9s

24th October 1871 to 18 April 1916

War Service:
He was first commissioned on 30th November 1892 and became a Major 30th November 1910 in the Indian Army. He died on Tuesday 18th April 1916 (Aged 44 on C.W.G.C. site)*(Spelt Koiekenbeek on C.W.G.C. site)

Location of Memorial:
Basra memorial, Iraq, Panel 53 and A memorial tablet fixed beneath a stained glass window in the south aisle of St Augustine's Church, Grove Park.
To The Glory Of God And In Honoured Memory Of
Edward Elliott Kriekenbeek, Major,
128th Pioneers Indian Army. Aged 45.
Reported Wounded And Missing On April 17th/ 18th
1916, At The Battle Of Beit Eissea, Mesopotamia-
Officially Presumed To Have Been Killed On That
Date. Mentioned In Dispatches October 1916.
The Dearly Loved Husband Of Dorothea Kriekenbeek
And Father Of Elliott Ellen (Bina) Kriekenbeek.
The 2nd Son Of The Late Charles Kriekenbeek M.D.
Of Ceylon And Son-In-Law Of James Percy And
Ellen Gray Knight
“I Go In Front”
This Tablet Is Erected By His Wife 1917.
Memorial was in Basra war cemetery. In 1997 moved by presidential decree by 32 kilometers on road to Nasiriyah This was a battleground in the first gulf war, memorial is to 40,500 members who died in operations in Mesopotamia autumn 1914 to end of August 1921.


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