William James KEENAN

Badge Number: S8830, Sub Branch: Semaphore
S8830

KEENAN, William James

Service Number: 2626
Enlisted: 15 April 1915, Enlisted at Keswick, SA
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 11th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Liverpool, England, 1890
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Parkside, South Australia, 15 November 1971, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Centennial Park Cemetery, South Australia
Derrick Gardens, Path 22, Grave 128B. Interred on the 17 November 1971. Internment number 27383 which expires on 17 November 2021
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World War 1 Service

15 Apr 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2626, 10th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Keswick, SA
2 Sep 1915: Involvement Private, SN 2626, 10th Infantry Battalion
2 Sep 1915: Embarked Private, SN 2626, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Anchises, Adelaide
26 Feb 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 50th Infantry Battalion, From 10th Battalion
14 Mar 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 24th Field Artillery (Howitzer) Brigade, From 50th Battalion
17 Oct 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 4th Divisional Ammunition Column, From the 24th Field Artillery Brigade
10 Nov 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, 24th Field Artillery (Howitzer) Brigade, From the 4th Divisional Ammunition Column with the rank of temporary Bombardier
25 Jan 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, 11th Field Artillery Brigade , From the 24th Field Artillery Brigade
23 Apr 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 11th Field Artillery Brigade , Previously held the rank of temporary Bombardier
11 Nov 1918: Involvement Sergeant, SN 2626, 11th Field Ambulance
1 Nov 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, SN 2626, 11th Field Artillery Brigade , Discharged in London, England. Unit demolibised and with the rank of temporary Sergeant

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Patrick Keenan and Mary Keenan of 27 Harvey Street, Liverpool, England

When discharged he gave his possible address of 80 Vandycke Street, Liverpool, England

On 11 June 1932 William married Coral Ada Scott in the Registry Office, Adelaide, SA

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