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Clyde Geoffrey KEEFER

Regimental number2700
Place of birthSwansea, Tasmania
SchoolCheltenham School
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTurner and fitter
AddressBeaumaris, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, George Keefer, Martin Street, Beaumaris, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Junior and Senior Cadets. In the 46th Infantry in the First Guard at Point Nepean and Queenscliff.
Enlistment date6 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name60th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/77/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 2 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 11 October 1917
Place of death or woundingPolygon Wood, Ypres, Belgium
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialWimereux Communal Cemetery (Plot Vi, Row C, Grave No. 31), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated ('Pro Deo et Patria') in St Augustine's Anglican Church (stained glass window), Mentone, Victoria. Parents: George and Sarah KEEFER, Martin Street, Beaumaris, Victoria. Native of Swansea, Tasmania
Family/military connectionsCousin: W.H. Harris, killed on 8th October, 1917 of Wynyard, Tasmania. Cousin: Jack Elliott, DC Medal, from Hobart, Tasmania, returned.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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