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Verner Douglas KEYS

Regimental number8521
Place of birthBundaberg, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBank clerk
AddressEast Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 9"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinFather, J Keys, Norman Park, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date29 July 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Australian General Hospital, 13th Reinforcements
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 5 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Australian Stationary Hospital
FateReturned to Australia 15 June 1918
Discharge date21 September 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia from Kantara on board HT 'Essex', 15 June 1919; disembarked Sydney, 25 July 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Brisbane, 21 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsFirst given name incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Vernon.
SourcesNAA: B2455, KEYS Verner Douglas

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