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John Victor KEEN

Regimental number2356
Place of birthArtarmon, New South Wales
SchoolChatswood Public School, Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGrocer's assistant
AddressCoree Road, Artarmon, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs. E. Keen, Cora Street, Artarmon, North Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date6 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 14 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll31st Battalion
FateKilled in Action 26 November 1917
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Age at death23.11
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialBethlehem Farm West Cemetery (Row F, Grave No. 2), Messines, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry and Elizabeth KEEN, Corce Road, Artarmon, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3074 Private George William KEEN, 13th Battalion, killed in action, 29 August 1916.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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