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Roy Oscar Claude KEENE

Regimental number132
Place of birthMurrurundi New South Wales
Other NamesRoch
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
AddressWeetah, Scone, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, T G Keene, Weetah, Scone, New South Wales
Previous military service5th Australian Light Horse
Enlistment date22 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name1st Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/6/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Star of Victoria on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Division Artillery
FateKilled in Action 16 November 1917
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialThe Huts Cemetery (Plot XIV, Row D, Grave No. 6), Dickebusch, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
12
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Martha KEENE, Scone, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1712 Pte William Elliott KEENE, 18th Bn, discharged, 14 March 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Returned from Middle East. Re-embarked as 2nd Lt, Field Artillery Brigade, 24th Reinforcement, from Sydney, 10 February 1917, on board RMS 'Osterley'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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