Service Number: 553
Enlisted: 17 August 1914, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 5th Infantry Battalion
Born: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia , April 1893
Home Town: Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria
Schooling: Scotch College, Melbourne Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Killed in Action, Gallipoli, Turkey, 25 April 1915
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey Panel 24
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Camberwell War Memorial, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing, MCC Roll of Honour 1914 - 1918 - Melbourne Cricket Club, Pakenham Associated Stock & Station Agents of Melbourne Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

17 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 553, Melbourne, Victoria
21 Oct 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 553, 5th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '8' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Orvieto embarkation_ship_number: A3 public_note: ''
21 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 553, 5th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Orvieto, Melbourne
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 553, 5th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed

Keith enlisted on the same day as old scholars from his school Scotch College Melbourne - Reg Brownell and Percy Warren - on the 17th August 1914 at Prahran, Melbourne. All 3 men joined the Public Schools Company of the 5th Battalion and all 3 tragically died on the same day at Gallipoli.