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William KEID

Regimental number170
Place of birthBrisbane, Queensland
SchoolJunction Park State School, Brisbane, Queensland
AddressMalonga Street, Graceville, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 7.75"
Weight147 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary E. Keid, Malonga Street, Graceville, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date21 August 1914
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/7/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board Transport A15 Star of England on 24 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Died of wounds.
Recommendation date: "19 October 1915

Medaille Militaire

Recommendation date: 16 November 1915"

FateDied of wounds 23 June 1915
Place of death or woundingQuinn's Post, Gallipoli, Turkey
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 2), Gallipoli, Turkey

The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.

The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.

The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.

Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles George and Mary Elizabeth KEID, Malonga Terrace, Graceville, Brisbane
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 3809 Sergeant Bennett Walter KEID, 49th Bn, killed in action, 3 September 1916; 1153 Sergeant Edward Alexander KEID, 9th Bn, died of wounds, 2 November 1917; 61 Pte Harold Guy Walker KEID, 13th Field Ambulance, returned to Australia, 15 March 1917; 1154 Pte Henry Charles KEID, 9th Bn, returned to Australia, 10 January 1918; Lt Leonard KEID, 49th Bn, killed in action, 3 September 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 9 May 1915.

Wounded in action, Gaba Tepe, 23 June 1915 (gun shot wound, pelvis); died of wounds and buried at sea, 10 am, 24 June 1915, 3 miles from Gaba Tepe.

Mentioned in Despatches, Army Corps Order 183: 'Valuable services rendered between dates 6.5.15 & 28.6.15.'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, KEID William

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