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Henry William KEABLE

Regimental number1010
Date of birth14 July 1893
Place of birthStanthorpe, Darling Downs, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressAlbany Downs Station, Mitchell, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 7"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinMrs Agnes Keable, Albany Downs Station, Mitchell, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date5 December 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll10 December 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Light Horse Regiment, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/13/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A66 Uganda on 21 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)


Refers 30 November-1 December 1917.
Recommendation date: Unspecified

FateReturned to Australia 3 July 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. On the enemy attacking his position with bombs, he kept up continuous fire until a bomb destroyed his gun, and wounded him in the shoulder. The line being then ordered to fall back, he carried back his damaged gun to the position in the rear, where he got possession of another spare gun, and there he hung on until the hostile advance was definitely checked. His determination and endurance were of the highest order.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 150
Date: 24 September 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Palestine

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSee 721 Henry William KEABLE for first period of service.
SourcesH.S. Gullett, 'The AIF in Sinai and Palestine', Official History vol 8, p. 508

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