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Eric Kyle KEYS

Regimental number399
Date of birth24 October 1889
Place of birthKeysborough, Victoria
AddressEversley, Dandenong, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, W G Keys, Keysborough, Dandenong, Victoria
Enlistment date18 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name8th Light Horse Regiment, C Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/13/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A16 Star of Victoria on 25 February 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll57th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: 57th Battalion
Promotion date: 1 June 1916


Unit: 57th Battalion
Promotion date: 4 October 1916


Unit: 57th Battalion
Promotion date: 1 January 1918

FateReturned to Australia 21 March 1919
Discharge date6 July 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 1 July 1915.

Taken on strength, 57th Bn, 31 May 1916. Seconded to 15th Australian Light Trench Mortar Battery, 5 July 1916-21 June 1918.

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

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