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Keith McLean VILES

Regimental number3104
Place of birthCroydon, Queensland
SchoolCroydon State School, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationDraper
AddressPaxton Street, Townsville, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, D P Viles, Paxton Street, Townsville, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets and Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date13 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 5 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll47th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 7 June 1917
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Age at death19.4
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialMessines Ridge British Cemetery (Plot VI, Row C, Grave No. 38), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
144
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Douglas Passmore and Minnie VILES, Townsville, Queensland. Native of Croydon, Queensland
Family/military connectionsBrother: 5205 Pte Francis Watts VILES, 47th Bn, killed in action, 8 June 1917.
Other details

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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