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Thomas Moncrieff KEANE

Regimental number7370
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationClerk
AddressWoollahra, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 8"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Keene, 37 Jersey Road, Woollahra, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date12 April 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll29 October 1914
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name3rd Battalion, 24th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A46 Clan Macgillivray on 10 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 2 January 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John Joseph and Annie KEANE
Discharge date9 April 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 10 May 1917; disembarked Plymouth, England, 28 July 1917, and marched in to 1st Training Bn, Durrington.

On Command, School of Instruction, Tidworth, 1 October 1917; marched in to 1st Training Bn from detachment, 10 November 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 4 December 1917; taken on strength, 3rd Bn, 10 December 1917.

Admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, 18 February 1918; transferred to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 22 February 1918 (pyrexia, unknown origin); discharged to duty, 13 April 1918, and rejoined Bn.

Admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, 29 May 1918 (debility); transferred to 15th Casualty Clearing Station, 30 May 1918; rejoined Bn, 4 June 1918.

Wounded in action, 25 August 1918 (gun shot wound, left shoulder), and admitted to 1st Australian Field Ambulance, and transferred to 53rd Casualty Clearing Station; admitted to 5th General Hospital, Rouen, 28 August 1918; transferred to England, 29 August 1918, and admitted to VAD Hospital, affiliated to 2nd Southern General Hospital, Bristol, 30 August 1918; discharged on furlough, 17 October 1918, to report to No 1 Command Depot, 31 October 1918.

Admitted to Military Hospital, Sutton Veney, 9 December 1918 (epileptic), 9 December 1918; discharged to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 12 December 1918 (hysteria)

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Karmata', 2 January 1919; arrived Melbourne, 15 February 1919, for onward travel by boat to Sydney; discharged, Sydney, 9 April 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death31 August 1934
Age at death48
Place of burialBotany Cemetery, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, KEANE Thomas Moncrieff

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