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Enoch James KEEN

Regimental number377
Place of birthLeamington Spa, Warwickshire, England
SchoolShrubland Street Board School, Leamington Spa, England
Age on arrival in Australia19
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
Address80 Yachbrook Street, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 7.5"
Weight145 lbs
Next of kinFather, Enoch Keen, 80 Yachbrook Street, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date26 July 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal
Unit name31st Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 9 November 1915
Two ships left from Melbourne carrying the 31st Battalion Headquarters and Companies A, B, C and D: HMAT A62, 'Wandilla', on 9 November 1915 and HMAT A41, 'Bakara', on 5 November 1915. It is not possible from the Embarkation Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll31st Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFromelles, France
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialRue-Petillon Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row L, Grave No. 81), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
118
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Enoch and Henrietta KEEN, 80 Tackbrook Street, Leamington Spa, England
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 9 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 7 December 1915.

Promoted Corporal, Ferry Post, 29 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 23 June 1916.

Wounded in action, 20 July 1916.

Previous report of wounded, now, 28 July 1916, to be reported as 'Killed in Action, 20 July 1916'.

Buried Eaton Hall Military Cemetery, Rue Petillon, by Reverend S. A. Beveridge, 20 July 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, KEEN Enoch James

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