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Thomas Morrison KEITH

Regimental number187
Place of birthCarradore Ireland
OccupationRailway goods porter
Address89 Percival Road, Stanmore, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs H Keith, Ballybackin, Millisle, Donaghadee, County Down, Ireland
Enlistment date15 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Gallantry in action and devotion to duty, enabling valuable services to be rendered. (Hermies 9 April 1917).
Recommendation date: 12 April 1917

FateReturned to Australia 19 February 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He handled his machine gun with great skill, and inflicted many casualties on the enemy. Later, although wounded, he continued to fire his gun.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

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