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Abe KEEFE

Regimental number3164
Place of birthGunary Creek, Rye Park, New South Wales
SchoolIllyria Public School, Rye Park, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressRye Park via Burrowa, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, John Keefe, Rye Park via Burrowa, New South Wales
Enlistment date25 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name55th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/72/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 11 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"Gassed on 29th March, 1918 in France". Details from Father.
FateKilled in Action 22 August 1918
Place of death or woundingSomme, France
Age at death20.6
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialCerisy-Gailly Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row A, Grave No. 34), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
161
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Charlotte Matilda KEEFE, Rye Park, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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