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Alexander William KEITH

Regimental number220
Place of birthCrookwell, New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarmer
AddressKailla via Crookwell, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, W Keith, Kailla via Crookwell, New South Wales
Enlistment date15 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name33rd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/50/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 4 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll33rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31089 (31 December 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61 (23 May 1919).

Meritorious Service Medal


Recommendation date: 7 February 1919"

FateReturned to Australia 3 May 1919
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal

'Driver KEITH has greatly distinguished himself by his courage, determination and devotion to duty. He has rendered most excellent service in getting supplies forward on all occasions. During active operations this soldier reconnoitred the approaches to the most forward dumps and later guided the transport. In this work he displayed initiative and sound judgment. He has always handled his teams with great skill and resource. His work both in and out of the line has been of the highest order. By his personal example he has exerted a great influence over all his comrades.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 113
Date: 6 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Wounded, 16 October 1917. Appointed Lance Corporal, 5 December 1917.

Medals: Meritorious Service Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death--/02/1931

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