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Alfred Edward KEYS

Regimental number569
Date of birth--/10/1893
Place of birthPortsea Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCivil servant
Addressc/o Mrs A E Keys, 8l Chatsworth Road, East Prahran, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs A E Keys, 81 Chatsworth Road, East Prahran, Victoria
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name5th Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A3 Orvieto on 21 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll57th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: 57th Battalion
Promotion date: 18 March 1916


Unit: Training Mortar Battalion
Promotion date: 16 August 1916


Unit: 57th Battalion
Promotion date: 1 November 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 30706 (28 May 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 165 (24 October 1918).
Recommendation date: 3 March 1918

FateReturned to Australia 9 March 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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