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William KEEN

Regimental number1095
Date of birth18 June 1879
Place of birthRomsey Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTramway employee
AddressThornton, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation35
Next of kinMrs A Keen, Thornton, Victoria
Enlistment date18 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal
Unit name8th Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF8
Promotion date: 4 August 1915


Unit: INF60
Promotion date: 15 June 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31448 (11 July 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 124 (30 October 1919).

FateReturned to Australia 13 December 1918
Other details

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

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