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William KEELAN

Regimental number773
Place of birthBatehouse of Fleet Kirkendbrightshire, Scotland
Place of birthGatehouse of Fleet, Scotland
SchoolCastle Gardens Public School, Kirkcudbright, Scotland.
Age on arrival in Australia24
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarmer
AddressClifton, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinAunt, Agnes McQueen, Gladstone place, Kirkcudbright, Scotland
Enlistment date30 December 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll29 December 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Light Horse Regiment, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/10/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A53 Itria on 9 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Light Horse Regiment
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied in a Motor Vehicle Accident.
FateDied of accidental injuries 27 November 1915
Place of death or woundingTylers Hill, Abbey Wood, near Woolwich, Kent, England
Age at death32
Age at death from cemetery records32
Place of burialWoolwich Cemetery, London
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
4
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of Robert KEELAN; husband of Elizabeth Couplin KEELAN, Bow House, Palnackie, Dalbeattie, Kirkcudbrightshire

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