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James Joseph McKEONE

Regimental number3408
Place of birthNarrandera, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address39 Connell Street, Hawthorn, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 6"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs E McKeone, 39 Connell Street, Hawthorn, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected for AIF enlistment on account of teeth)
Enlistment date17 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 17), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Admitted to 4th Auxiliary Hospital, Cairo, 11 November 1915 (measles); discharged to Base Details, 4 December 1915.

Allotted to and proceeded to join 59th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 26 February 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Reported missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 29 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Handwritten note on form B103: 'Presume Buried In No Man's Land at approx 5K90-43 to 5K02.5.1 Sheet Hazebrouck 5A'.

Statement, Red Cross File, 3964 Pte V.L. WILSON, 59th Bn (patient, Fulham Miltary Hospital, London, England), 3 October 1916: 'On July 19th 1916 at South of Armentieres, Pte McKeone fell alongside of informant.'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, McKEONE James Joseph
Red Cross file 19307040

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