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Ernest William KEEVES

Regimental number6873
Place of birthNorth Adelaide South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationClerk
AddressTorrens Street, Gilberton, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Keeves, Torrens Street, Gilberton, South Australia
Enlistment date24 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll24 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Infantry Brigade, 8th Field Ambulance Sections B and C
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 10 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSquadron Quartermaster Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 20 May 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Stated to be Ernest William KEENES on Embarkation Roll
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal

'This N.C.O. has served on the staff of the A.D.M.S. since the formation of the 5th Australian Division in March 1916. He has at all times shown devotion to duty and intelligence of a high order. By his keenness, tact, and intimate knowledge of detail he has been of incalculable assistance to me throughout a busy and difficult period.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

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