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Edward Alexander KEID

Regimental number1153
Place of birthBrisbane, Queensland
SchoolState School, Junction Park, Brisbane, Queensland
AddressGraceville near Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 11"
Weight169.5 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Elizabeth Keid, Graceville near Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date9 October 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll5 October 1914
Place of enlistmentTownsville, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 2 November 1917
Age at death28
Place of burialLijssenthoek Military Cemetery (Plot XXI, Row FF, Grave No. 6A), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles George and Mary Elizabeth KEID, Malonga Terrace, Graceville, Brisbane. Native of Brisbane
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 3809 Sergeant Bennett Walter KEID, 49th Bn, killed in action, 3 September 1916; 61 Pte Harold Guy Walker KEID, 13th Field Ambulance, returned to Australia, 15 March 1917; 1154 Pte Henry Charles KEID, 9th Bn, returned to Australia, 10 January 1918; Lt Leonard KEID, 49th Bn, killed in action, 3 September 1916; 170 Pte William KEID, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, died of wounds, 23 June 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 2 March 1915. Promoted Corporal, 4 December 1915. Disembarked Alexandria from Mudros, 4 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Admitted to 2nd Field Ambulance, 15 January 1916 (dental).

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 27 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 3 April 1916.

Posted to Supernumerary Establishment while seconded for duty with 3rd Training Bn, England, 26 October 1916. Admitted to Parkhouse Military Hospital, 28 December 1916 (mumps). Promoted Temporary Sergeant, 1 January 1917. Marched in to 3rd Training Bn, 10 January 1917. Found guilty, 27 January 1917, of being absent without leave, Durrington, from 6 pm, 27 January, till 6 am, 28 January 1917: severely reprimanded and forfeited 2 days' pay. Found guilty, 15 February 1917, of disobedience of Standing Orders whilst in charge of Quarter Guard: severely reprimanded.

Reverted to Corporal, 19 June 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 25 June 1917; joined 9th Bn, 6 July 1917.

Promoted Temporary Sergeant, 20 July 1917.

Attached to Corps School, 25 August 1917; rejoined Bn, 15 September 1917.

Wounded in action, Belgium, 1 November 1917 (shrapnel wound, head); admitted same day to 8th Canadian Field Ambulance, and transferred to 10th Casualty Clearing Station; died of wounds, 2 November 1917.

Buried Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, 1.75 miles S.W. of Poperinghe.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, KEID Edward Alexander

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