John James KEANE

KEANE, John James

Service Number: 2865
Enlisted: 21 August 1914, HMAT Shropshire, Melbourne
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Beechworth, Victoria, Australia, 1886
Home Town: Seymour, Mitchell, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Butcher
Died: Shell wounds - abdomen and skull, 96th Field Ambulance RAMC, near Dickebusch, Belgium, 30 July 1917
Cemetery: The Huts Cemetery, ​Dickebusch, Belgium
Plot I, Row A, Grave No. 14
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Beechworth War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

21 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Gunner, 2865, Divisional Ammunition Column, HMAT Shropshire, Melbourne
20 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Gunner, 2865, Divisional Ammunition Column, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '22' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Shropshire embarkation_ship_number: A9 public_note: ''
20 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Gunner, 2865, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade , ANZAC / Gallipoli
23 Nov 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Gunner, 2865, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade , The August Offensive - Lone Pine, Suvla Bay, Sari Bair, The Nek and Hill 60 - Gallipoli, Wounded shrapnel wound necessitating evacuation to Egypt admitted Helipololis Hospital RTU 10 December 1915
11 Jan 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Driver, 2865, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade
30 Jul 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Driver, 2865, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade , Third Ypres
30 Jul 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, 2865, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade , Third Ypres, Near Dickebusch, Belgium at about 8.00 pm a bomb exploded in the lines of the Brigade, killing 3 other ranks, mortally wounding one other (Pte J.J. Keane) and wounding 7 others who were taken to hospital.

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Michael and Mary Keane, of High St., Seymour, Victoria, Australia.

REST IN PEACE