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Keith Lincoln HAMMOND

Regimental number3713
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationDraughtsman
Address46 Commercial Road, Hyde Park, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 10.75"
Weight145 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Hammond, 46 Commercial Road, Hyde Park, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 18 months in the 74th Regiment, Senior Cadets (at time of AIF enlistment living in exempt area).
Enlistment date2 August 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT RMS Malwa on 2 December 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll3713A
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1919
Discharge date25 July 1919
Other details

Joined 52nd Bn, Tel el Kebir, 3 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 5 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 12 June 1916.

Attached to 13th Brigade Headquarters for duty (Intelligence staff), 6 July 1916.

Transferred to 13th Brigade Headquarters, 22 October 1916; to 52nd Bn, 8 December 1916.

Promoted Lance Corporal, 1 December 1916.

On leave, 29 October 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 11 November 1917.

Transferred to 50th Bn, 16 May 1918.

Allotted letter 'A' to regimental number.

On leave to United Kingdom, 7 August 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 18 August 1918.

Marched out for return to Australia, 20 January 1919; marched in to Overseas Training Brigade, 29 January 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Devonport on board HT 'Armagh', 5 April 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 16 May 1919; discharged, Adelaide, 25 July 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName incorrectly recorded on Embarkation Roll as Leith Lincoln HAMMOND.
Date of death2 February 1964
Age at death67
Place of burialSt Jude's Church Cemetery, Brighton, South Australia

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