Harold Percy Keeley

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Commander (retired) Harold Percy Keeley, D.S.C., R.N. (26 January, 1884 – ) served in the Royal Naval Reserve before joining the Royal Navy around 1911.

Life & Career

Born in West Bromwich, Staffordshire.

In 1908, Keeley was awarded the Royal Humane Society's Bronze Medal for saving life from drowning.[1]

Keeley was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1 September, 1913.[2]


Keeley was placed on the Retired List upon his relief on 2 July, 1920.

Keeley was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander (retired) on 1 September, 1921.

Keeley was promoted to the rank of Commander (retired) on 26 January, 1924.

World War II

Keeley saw service as a Naval Chief Staff Officer in a variety of locales, including Clyde and Alexandria. He reverted to the Retired List on 16 September, 1948.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Francis E. Wright
Captain of H.M. T.B. 6
1 Aug, 1916[3] – 11 Dec, 1916
Succeeded by
James L. P. Sibree
Preceded by
George M. Skinner
Captain of H.M.S. Ribble
16 Dec, 1916[4] – 11 Sep, 1918
Succeeded by
Henry J. Clarke
Preceded by
Kenneth P. Dalglish
Captain of H.M.A.S. Torrens
11 Sep, 1918[5] – 2 Aug, 1919
Succeeded by
Herbert V. Creer
Preceded by
Frederick A. P. Foster
Captain of H.M.S. Martin
13 Mar, 1919[6]
Succeeded by
David J. R. Simson
Preceded by
David J. R. Simson
Captain of H.M.S. Hind
c. 9 Jul, 1919 – 2 Sep, 1919
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Edward D. W. Lawford
Captain of H.M.S. Pasley
2 Sep, 1919[7] – 17 Nov, 1919
Succeeded by


  1. The Navy List. (July, 1911). p. 961.
  2. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 104.
  3. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 400.
  4. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 397n.
  5. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 951a.
  6. The Navy List. (July, 1919). p. 845.
  7. The Navy List. (October, 1919). p. 861.