Thomas Eric (aka Eric Carter) KEAST


KEAST, Thomas Eric (aka Eric Carter)

Service Number: 411
Enlisted: 10 February 1915, Enlisted at Melbourne
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 22nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, 1894
Home Town: Murrumbeena, Glen Eira, Victoria
Schooling: Ballarat State School, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Gas Fitter
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, 27 October 1915
Cemetery: Shrapnel Valley Cemetery, Gallipoli
Plot 11, Row D, Grave 53 Chaplain T.P. Bennett officiated
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

10 Feb 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 411, 22nd Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Melbourne
10 May 1915: Involvement Corporal, SN 411, 22nd Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
10 May 1915: Embarked Corporal, SN 411, 22nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ulysses, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of William Henry and Ellen Jane Keast of Melbourne Street, Murrumbeena, Victoria. Brother of Henry Shafto Keast of Pitt Street, Sydney, NSW

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Had previously served with the Sub Mariners 38th Engineers