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Richard Clement KEIRAN

Date of birth23 November 1888
Place of birthRFS Dispensary, Fitzroy, Victoria
Other NamesKIERAN, Richard Clement
KEIRAN, R C
KEIRAN, R C
KIERAN, Richard Clement
KEIRAN, R C
SchoolChristian Brothers College, East Melbourne, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationGrain salesman
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, James Denis Keiran, 114 Greeves Street, Fitzroy, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Light Horse, Citizen Military Forces, East Melbourne, Victoria.
Enlistment date8 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name6th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: 6th Battalion
Promotion date: 8 September 1914

Lieutenant


Unit: 6th Battalion
Promotion date: 1 February 1915

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Unspecified award,


Refers to 25-26 April 1915.
Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

Other details from Roll of Honour CircularSon of James Denis and Sarah Anne (nee Goulding) Keiran, 35 Melville Street, Hawthorn, Victoria
FateDied of wounds 9 May 1915
Place of death or woundingCape Helles, Gallipoli, Turkey
Age at death26
Place of burialLancashire Landing Cemetery (Row E, Grave No. 32), Helles, Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
47
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

He was medically rejected when recruiting first began, but was later accepted as a sergeant in the 7th Bn, subsequently transferring to the 6th Bn.

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

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