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Keith Doctor HEAN

Regimental number2842
Place of birthSorell, Tasmania
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarm hand
AddressHean, Sorell, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 9"
Weight158 lbs
Next of kinFather, Honorable Alexander Hean, Sorell, Tasmania
Enlistment date16 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll16 August 1915
Place of enlistmentClaremont, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 21 October 1915
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 June 1916
Place of burialRue-Petillon Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row H, Grave No. 57), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
66
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2575 Pte Collin Thorpe HEAN, 40th Bn, returned to Australia, 28 March 1919; Cousins: 431 Adjt Angus HEAN, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 30 August 1918; 16813 Pte Claude Alexander HEAN, 2nd Australian General Hospital, returned to Australia, 6 August 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSecond given name entered on Embarkation Roll as Dalton.
SourcesNAA: B2455, HEAN Keith Doctor

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