William Francis KEYS


KEYS, William Francis

Service Number: 1797
Enlisted: 4 January 1915, Enlisted at Bundaberg, QLD
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 9th Infantry Battalion
Born: Federal, New South Wales, Australia, 1888
Home Town: Federal, Byron Shire, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Enteric fever, 21st General Hospital, Alexandria, Egypt, 30 October 1915
Cemetery: Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery
Row C, Grave 7 Headstone inscription reads: Safe in the arms of Jesus safe on his breast
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

4 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1797, 9th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Bundaberg, QLD
8 Apr 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1797, 9th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
8 Apr 1915: Embarked Private, SN 1797, 9th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Star of England, Brisbane

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Andrew and Isabella Keys of Federal, Richmond River, NSW

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