|Place of birth||Brisbane, Queensland|
|School||State School, Junction Park, Brisbane, Queensland|
|Address||Graceville near Brisbane, Queensland|
|Age at embarkation||25|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Mary Elizabeth Keid, Graceville near Brisbane, Queensland|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Townsville, Queensland|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||9th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/26/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Sergeant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||9th Battalion|
|Fate||Died of wounds
|Age at death||28|
|Place of burial||Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery (Plot XXI, Row FF, Grave No. 6A), Belgium|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Charles George and Mary Elizabeth KEID, Malonga Terrace, Graceville, Brisbane. Native of Brisbane|
|Family/military connections||Brothers: 3809 Sergeant Bennett Walter KEID, 49th Bn, killed in action, 3 September 1916; 61 Pte Harold Guy Walker KEID, 13th Field Ambulance, returned to Australia, 15 March 1917; 1154 Pte Henry Charles KEID, 9th Bn, returned to Australia, 10 January 1918; Lt Leonard KEID, 49th Bn, killed in action, 3 September 1916; 170 Pte William KEID, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, died of wounds, 23 June 1916.|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 2 March 1915. Promoted Corporal, 4 December 1915. Disembarked Alexandria from Mudros, 4 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).
Admitted to 2nd Field Ambulance, 15 January 1916 (dental).
Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 27 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 3 April 1916.
Posted to Supernumerary Establishment while seconded for duty with 3rd Training Bn, England, 26 October 1916. Admitted to Parkhouse Military Hospital, 28 December 1916 (mumps). Promoted Temporary Sergeant, 1 January 1917. Marched in to 3rd Training Bn, 10 January 1917. Found guilty, 27 January 1917, of being absent without leave, Durrington, from 6 pm, 27 January, till 6 am, 28 January 1917: severely reprimanded and forfeited 2 days' pay. Found guilty, 15 February 1917, of disobedience of Standing Orders whilst in charge of Quarter Guard: severely reprimanded.
Reverted to Corporal, 19 June 1917.
Proceeded overseas to France, 25 June 1917; joined 9th Bn, 6 July 1917.
Promoted Temporary Sergeant, 20 July 1917.
Attached to Corps School, 25 August 1917; rejoined Bn, 15 September 1917.
Wounded in action, Belgium, 1 November 1917 (shrapnel wound, head); admitted same day to 8th Canadian Field Ambulance, and transferred to 10th Casualty Clearing Station; died of wounds, 2 November 1917.
Buried Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, 1.75 miles S.W. of Poperinghe.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, KEID Edward Alexander|