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Keen Charles CONGDON

Regimental number556
Place of birthVictoria
SchoolState School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressYarraville, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinSister, Mrs Fanny Merrey, 27 Tarangower Street, Yarraville, Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name37th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/54/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 3 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll37th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 12 October 1917
Place of death or woundingZonnebeke, Belgium
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records28
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
128
Family/military connectionsBrother: Reuben Congden, killed 4 October 1917; cousins: Roy Kinsman,killed 12 October 1917; Leslie Kinsman, killed 25 April 1916.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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