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John Martin McKEAN

Regimental number2708
Place of birthCorindhap Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationOverseer
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation45
Next of kinWife, Mrs Margaret McKean, 221 Bellerine Street, Geelong, Victoria
Enlistment date13 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll5 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 14 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll29th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 2 November 1916
Place of burialBulls Road Cemetery (Plot III, Row L, Grave No. 23), Flers, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
115
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Port Campbell Cemetery, Victoria. Parents: William (d. 6 April 1906, aged 66; bu. Port Campbell) and Christina (d. 15 July 1928, aged 81; bu. Port Campbell) McKEAN
Family/military connectionsBrother: 998 Pte William James McKEAN, 29th Bn, killed in action, 12 October 1916.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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