Henry Charles KEID

Regimental number1154
Place of birthBrisbane, Queensland
AddressGraceville, near Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 8"
Weight169 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Elizabeth Keid, Graceville near Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceMember of a rifle club for 7 years.
Enlistment date9 October 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll5 October 1914
Place of enlistmentTownsville, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 10 January 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles George and Mary Elizabeth KEID, Malonga Terrace, Graceville, Brisbane. Native of Brisbane
Discharge date23 March 1918
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 1153 Sergeant Edward Alexander KEID, 9th Bn, died of wounds, 2 November 1917; 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; 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.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 2 March 1915.

Wounded in action, 25 April 1915 (gun shot wound, upper extremities), and admitted to 17th General Hospital, Gaba Tepe; transferred to England, 15 May 1915; discharged from Australian & New Zealand Base, Weymouth, 2 September 1915, for return to Mediterranean Expeditionary Force; rejoined unit at Gallipoli, 14 November 1915.

Admitted to 2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance, 14 November 1915 (pyrexia); rejoined unit, 16 November 1915.

Admitted to 2nd Field Ambulance, Lemnos, 23 November 1915 (jaundice); rejoined unit, 28 November 1915. Disembarked Alexandria from Mudros, 4 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 27 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 3 April 1916.

Acted as escort to General Birdwood, 10 April 1916.

Admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance, 29 October 1917 (broncho-pneumonia); transferred to 10th Casualty Clearing Station, 30 October 1917; to Ambulance Train, 2 November 1917, and admitted same day to 5th General Hospital, Rouen (pleurisy); transferred to England, 10 November 1917, and admitted to Bath War Hospital, 12 November 1917 (pleurisy: severe); discharged on furlough, 22 November 1917, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 6 December 1917. Marched out to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 28 December 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Corinthic', 10 January 1918; transshipped Melbourne for onward travel on board HT 'Port Darwin' to Sydney, 4 March 1918; discharged, 23 March 1918 (family reasons).

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, KEID Henry Charles