Keith Robert Douglas MCFADYEN

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MCFADYEN, Keith Robert Douglas

Service Number: 3869
Enlisted: 5 October 1915, Holsworthy, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 19th Infantry Battalion
Born: Walcha, New South Wales, 17 December 1896
Home Town: Arncliffe, Rockdale, New South Wales
Schooling: Marrickville Public School
Occupation: Grocer
Died: Died of wounds, France, 26 July 1916, aged 19 years
Cemetery: Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension
Plot V, Row B, Grave 40
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Kogarah Pictorial Honour Roll No.1
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World War 1 Service

5 Oct 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3869, Holsworthy, New South Wales
20 Jan 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 3869, 19th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
20 Jan 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 3869, 19th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Runic, Sydney
26 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3869, 19th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Biography

"3869 Acting Corporal (A/Cpl) Keith Robert Douglas McFadyen, 19th Battalion. A grocer of Arncliffe, NSW, prior to enlistment, he embarked with the 9th Reinforcements on 20 January 1916 aboard HMAT Runic (A54). On 26 July 1916 A/Cpl McFadyen died of wounds received at Pozieres. He was aged 19 years." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

Keith Robert Douglas McFADYEN was born in 1897 in Walcha, NSW

His parents were John McFADYEN and Mabel Mary DOUGLAS

He had previous service with the 38th Infantry, served in the German Internment Camp at  Holsworthy

He enlisted on 5th October 1915 with the 19th Battalion, 9th Reinforcements - Unit embarked from Sydney on HMAT Runic on 29th January 1916

Keith died of wounds on 26th July, 1916 aged 19 years - he is buried in Warloy Ballon Communal Cemetery Extension, France

His cousin George Robert McFADYEN was killed in action in 1917

INFO on Holsworthy Internment Camp - WW1 (www.migrationheritage.nsw.gov.au)

 

OBITUARY - Sydney Morning Herald - 2nd Sept. 1916

McFADYEN - Private Keith R D McFadyen of Arncliffe, died of wounds July 25, 1916 aged 19 years and 6 months.

Inserted by his loving Mother and Stepfather Mr. & Mrs. H. White and brothers Bob and George & loving sisters Gladys, Sadie, Edna & Flora McFadyen

He died as he lived - nobly

He gave his best, His life, his all.

 

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