Regimental number181
Date of birth23 February 1894
Place of birthLaunceston, Tasmania
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address26 Wellington Street, Launceston, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 7"
Weight146 lbs
Next of kinMrs Mary Ann Bracken, 26 Wellington Street, Launceston, Tasmania
Previous military serviceServed in Tasmanian Cadets; not serving in a military unit at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date21 August 1914
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board Transport A5 S.S. Omrah on 24 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 31 October 1915
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Launceston Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date3 January 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Aeneas', 31 October 1915 (neurosis); arrived Australia, 26 November 1915; discharged (medically unfit), Tasmania, 3 January 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death13 September 1966
SourcesNAA: B2455, BRACKEN Keith