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Esmond V KEOGH

Regimental number873
AddressYork Terrace, St Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs H V Keogh, York Terrace, St Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date13 November 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/41/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A51 Chilka on 2 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 25 March 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. On the 29 September, 1918, near Quennemont Farm, he took charge of a section forward with a battalion, and got them into action under heavy artillery and machine gun fire, engaging parties of the enemy and preventing them from bringing light machine guns into action against our infantry. Throughout he displayed great skill and leadership.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 20
Date: 19 February 1920

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

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