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Harold Charles McKEE

Regimental number3517
Date of birth12 January 1895
Place of birthCasino, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGrazier
AddressTara Line, Dalby, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Charles McKee, Dunleen, Tara Line, Dalby, Queensland
Enlistment date10 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 3 January 1916
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Promotion date: 13 August 1917

Lieutenant


Promotion date: 20 January 1918

Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the attack east of Mont St. Quentin on 2nd September 1918. While in charge of the reserve battalion, observing a dangerous gap in the line, he rushed a platoon through a heavy barrage and filed it. Later, he led a platoon to the capture of an important point under heavy fire of all description, securing the flank of the line.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Discharge date22 March 1920
Other details

War service: Western Front

Wounded in action: (1) 5 August 1916; (2) 12 November 1917 (gas); (3) 19 April 1918.

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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