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Henry Ernest KEATING

Regimental number3418
Place of birthToolern, Victoria
SchoolRockbank State School, Rockbank, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressRockbank, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Edward Keating, Rockbank, Victoria
Enlistment date19 May 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name60th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/77/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Port Melbourne on 16 July 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Machine Gun Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"Enlisted 4th June, 1917. Entering Camp at Broadmeadows. Sailed on "Port Melbourne" from Sydney on or about 13th July, 1917. Arrived in France in February, 1918 as a member of 60th Battalion. Transferred to Machine Gun Section in order to be with elder brother who was already in that Company. Reported wounded and five weeks later received correspondence stating "killed and not wounded as previously reported". Letters received from Lientenant of Company." Details from Father.
FateKilled in Action 16 April 1918
Place of death or woundingMorlancourt, France
Age at death20
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialNieppe-Bois (Rue-De-Bois) British Cemetery (Row B, Grave No. 24), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edward and Mry Ann KEATING, Rockbank, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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