Leonard KEID

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KEID, Leonard

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 15 May 1915, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 49th Infantry Battalion
Born: Pimpama, Queensland, 8 October 1886
Home Town: Graceville, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Junction Park State School
Occupation: Accountant (Railway Paymaster)
Died: Killed in Action, Mouquet Farm, France, 3 September 1916, aged 29 years
Cemetery: Villers-Bretonneux Memorial
No known grave
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Langlands Park Memorial Gates, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)*
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World War 1 Service

15 May 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Brisbane, Queensland
5 Oct 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, SN Officer, 9th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Warilda, Brisbane
5 Oct 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, SN Officer, 9th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
3 Sep 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 49th Infantry Battalion, Mouquet Farm

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Biography

"...Second Lieutenant Leonard Keid 49th Battalion of Graceville, Qld. Lt Keid, an accountant in civilian life, was killed in action on 3 September 1916 at Mouquet Farm. He was one of six brothers who enlisted, four of whom were killed in action and one was wounded. His brother Sergeant Bennett Walter Keid served in the same battalion and was also killed on the same day." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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