Jim Ernest KEIGHTLEY

KEIGHTLEY, Jim Ernest

Service Number: 16404
Enlisted: 31 August 1916, Enlisted at Perth, WA
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 4th Divisional Signal Company
Born: Nottingham, England, 1879
Home Town: Victoria Park, Victoria Park, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Fremantle, Western Australia, 25 June 1966, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Fremantle Cemetery
Cremated and scattered to the wind.
Memorials: Victoria Park War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

31 Aug 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 16404, 4th Divisional Signal Company, Enlisted at Perth, WA
18 Dec 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 4th Divisional Signal Company
29 Dec 1916: Involvement Sapper, SN 16404, 4th Divisional Signal Company
29 Dec 1916: Embarked Sapper, SN 16404, 4th Divisional Signal Company, HMAT Persic, Fremantle
28 Sep 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 16404, 4th Divisional Signal Company, Shell shock
18 Oct 1918: Discharged AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 16404, 4th Divisional Signal Company, Discharged at the 5th Military District as medically unfit due to Neurasthenia

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Husband of Sarah Keightley of Coolgardie Street, Victoria Park, WA

Commenced return to Australia on 8 August 1918 aboard HT Carpentaria disembarking at Fremantle on 28 September 1918

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Previously served in the 2nd Dragoon Guards for seven years