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Edward John McKEON

Regimental number3337
Place of birthBrisbane, Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressRedhill, Mount Morgan, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation39
Height5' 5.25"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Emma C McKeon, Redhill, Mount Morgan, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in the 5th Infantry, Gladstone, Queensland.
Enlistment date21 February 1916
Place of enlistmentRockhampton, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameNo 4 Tunnelling Company - No 1 Military District
AWM Embarkation Roll number16/10/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 22 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Tunnelling Company
FateReturned to Australia 4 December 1918
Age at death from cemetery records41
Place of burialMount Morgan Cemetery (Plot 2, Grave No. 97), Queensland
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Susan McKEON. Native of Brisbane, Queensland. Plaque in Garden of Remembrance, Queensland
Other details

True age at enlistment: 44

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 22 May 1916; disembarked Plymoputh, England, 18 July 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 29 August 1916; taken on strength, 1st Australian Tunnelling company, in the field, 30 September 1916.

Admitted to 4th Australian Field Ambulance, 23 August 1917 (acne), and transferred to Divisional Rest Station; transferred to 44th Field Ambulance, 2 September 1917; discharged to unit, 6 September 1917.

Admitted to 11th Australian Field Ambulance, 14 September 1918 (dyspepsia); discharged to duty, 18 September 1918.

Detached to Base Depot, Rouelles, for Medical Board, 3 October 1918; transfererd to England, 31 October 1918 (rheumatism); marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 1 November 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Somerset', 4 December 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 15 January 1919, for onward travel to Brisbane; discharged (medically unfit), Brisbane, 24 February 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName appears twice on Embarkation Roll.
Date of death17 March 1919
SourcesNAA: B2455, McKEON Edward John

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