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Seawood Peter KEAY

Regimental number2201
Place of birthWilliamstown, Victoria
SchoolWilliamstown and Sale State School, Victoria
Other trainingCommercial
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationPublic servant
Address'Wunuk', 43 Heller Street, Brunswick, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Peter Keay, 'Wunuk', 43 Heller Street, Brunswick, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed as a Cadet in Commonwealth M Forces.
Enlistment date18 June 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name59th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/76/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 1 August 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Flying Corps Details
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"Registered twice before being accepted for active service. Embarked on 1st August, 1916 as Sergeant in 59th Battalion, 4th Reinforcements. On staff of Finance section because of knee becoming bad. Rejointed unit in France under Brigadier Elliott. Later whilst in France accepted for Aust. Flying Corps. Passed through schools of instruction and gained his Commission." Details from Mother.
FateDied of wounds 22 August 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death23.2
Place of burialAire Communal Cemetery (Plot IV, Row B, Grave No. 29), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
188
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Peter William and Clara KEAY, West Brunswick, Victoria. Native of Williamstown, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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