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Keith Alexander Ross MUNRO

Regimental number2115
Date of birth16 February 1895
Place of birthStrathloddon, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
AddressTimberoo South, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 6.725"
Weight117 lbs
Next of kinFather, A Munro, Timberoo South, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date28 April 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll30 March 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 December 1918
Discharge date12 April 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3544 Pte Andrew John Reginald MUNRO, 8th Bn, killed in action, 20 September 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 25 September 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 11 November 1916.

Marched out to 10th Training Bn, Fovant, 17 November 1916.

Admitted to Military Hospital, Fovant, 28 November 1916 (mumps); discharged from hospital, 8 December 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 5 April 1917; taken on strength, 38th Bn, 8 April 1917.

Wounded in action, 7 June 1917 (gun shot wound, right thigh), and admitted to 9th Australian Field Ambulance; transferred same day to 53rd Casualty Clearing Station, and thence to Ambulance Train No 14; admitted to 4th General Hospital, Boulogne, 8 April 1917. Transferred to England, 13 June 1917, and admitted to Frensham Hill Military Hospital; transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 16 July 1917; discharged on furlough, 21 July 1917, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 4 August 1917.

Marched out to Overseas Training Brigade, 25 September 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 20 October 1917; rejoined Bn in the field, 27 October 1917.

On leave to England, 25 January 1918; rejoined Bn from leave, 9 February 1918.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 11 February 1918.

Wounded in action (second occasion), 12 August 1918 (gun shot wound, left shoulder), and admitted to 1st Australian Field Ambulance; transferred same day to 55th Casualty Clearing Station; to 6th General Hospital, Rouen, 13 August 1918; to England, 18 August 1918, and admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital, Birmingham, 19 August 1918.Discharged on furlough, 4 November 1918, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 18 November 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Nestor', 12 December 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 1 February 1919; discharged, Melbourne, 12 April 1919 (medically unfit).

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II as V92183: enlisted Ouyen, Victoria, 26 March 1941; discharged as Private, 37th Employment Company, 7 October 1944.
Date of death10 September 1976
Age at death81
Place of burialWalpeup Cemetery, Victoria

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