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John Patrick McKEOWN

Regimental number1762
Place of birthLeitrim, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationGardener
Address91 Leopold Street, South Yarra, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation43
Height5' 7.75"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Annie McKeown, 91 Leopold Street, South Yarra, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date24 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll10 February 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name2nd Pioneer Battalion, Reinforcement 2
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/14/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 8 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Pioneer Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1917
Discharge date9 August 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, England

Embarked Melbourne, 8 April 1916; re-embarked Alexandria, 28 May 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 11 June 1916.

Classified C3 (varicose veins and age [February 1916: 43 years 9 months]), Pioneer Training Bn, Larkhill. 2 March 1917.

Marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 5 March 1917, for return to Australia and discharge.

Commenced return to Australia from Plymouth on board HT 'Barambah', 8 April 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 9 June 1917; discharged, Melbourne (medically unfit), 9 August 1917.

Medal: British War Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, McKEOWN John Patrick

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