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Joseph James KEANE

Regimental number2852
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
Other NamesKANE, J J
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationMiller
AddressBeatrice Street, Ashfield, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 10.25"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinFather, J F Keane, Beatrice Street, Ashfield, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the 39th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date25 June 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 30 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll56th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 10 January 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Andrew Richardson
Discharge date6 April 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Corinthic', 10 January 1918; disembarked, Melbourne, 7 March 1918, for onward travel to Sydney; discharged (medically unfit: gun shot wound, jaw), Sydney, 6 April 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death6 September 1954
Age at death60
Place of burialRookwood Cemetery, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, KEANE Joseph James

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