Keith Blaxland Lister HAYS

HAYS, Keith Blaxland Lister

Service Number: 14485
Enlisted: 2 November 1915, Enlisted at Rockhampton, QLD
Last Rank: Sapper
Last Unit: 13th Field Company Engineers
Born: Banksia Station, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia, 22 November 1893
Home Town: Longreach, Longreach, Queensland
Schooling: Longreach State School, Queensland, Australia
Occupation: Drover
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 8 June 1917, aged 23 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Originally buried in a shell hole beside October Trench about 145 yards west of Middle Farm just north west of Messines. Grave subsequently lost
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Longreach War Memorial, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)
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World War 1 Service

2 Nov 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Sapper, 14485, Field Company Engineers, Enlisted at Rockhampton, QLD
11 Jul 1916: Involvement Sapper, 14485, Field Company Engineers
11 Jul 1916: Embarked Sapper, 14485, Field Company Engineers, HMAT Vestalia, Sydney
12 Apr 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Sapper, 13th Field Company Engineers

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Sydney Saunders Hays and Ada Frances Caroline Hays nee Lister of Ibis Street, Longreach

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal