Henry Charles (Harry) KEID

KEID, Henry Charles

Service Number: 1154
Enlisted: 5 October 1914, Townsville, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 9th Infantry Battalion
Born: Brisbane, Queensland, 23 December 1883
Home Town: Graceville, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Junction Park State School
Occupation: Farmer/Selector
Died: Natural Causes, Herberton Queensland, Australia, 6 October 1969, aged 85 years
Cemetery: Herberton General Cemetery, Qld
Memorials: Corinda Sherwood Shire Roll of Honor, Evelyn Scrub War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

5 Oct 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, SN 1154, Townsville, Queensland
22 Dec 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1154, 9th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
22 Dec 1914: Embarked Private, SN 1154, 9th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Themistocles, Melbourne
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1154, 9th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
23 Mar 1918: Discharged AIF WW1, SN 1154

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Biography

"...1154 Private Henry Charles (Harry) Keid, of Graceville, Qld. Pte Keid, a farmer in civilian life, enlisted on 5 October 1914 along with his brother 1153 Sergeant Edward Alexander Keid, both serving with the 9th Battalion. After his brother Ted's death, Pte Keid was recalled for family reasons and returned to Australia on 10 January 1918. He was the eldest of six brothers who enlisted, four of whom, including Sgt Edward Alexander Keid, were killed in action and one wounded." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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