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Richard Harry KEEN

Regimental number2964
Place of birthMarrickville, New South Wales
SchoolMarrickville Public School, (Chapel Street), Marrickville, Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationRailway porter
AddressChalder Street, Marrickville, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Keen, Chalder Street, Marrickville, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Citizen Forces
Enlistment date3 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name30th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 9 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll30th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 25 January 1917
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death18.2
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialBernafay Wood British Cemetery (Row F, Grave No. 23), Montauban, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
117
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edwin James and Mary KEEN, Chalder Street, Marrickville, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsCousin
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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