Keith CATCHLOVE

Badge Number: 1886, Sub Branch: Strathalbyn
1886

CATCHLOVE, Keith

Service Numbers: 314, 30817, S75469
Enlisted: 19 August 1914, Morphettville, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 9th (SA) Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps (VDC)
Born: East Adelaide, South Australia, 21 April 1893
Home Town: Nackara, Peterborough, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Natural causes, Strathalbyn, South Australia, 5 August 1953, aged 60 years
Cemetery: Strathalbyn Cemetery, S.A.
Memorials: Adelaide Rowing Club WW1 Pictorial Honour Board, Hackney St Peter's College Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

19 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 314, Morphettville, South Australia
22 Oct 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 314, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
22 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 314, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Port Lincoln, Adelaide
9 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 314, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
23 Nov 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 30817, 15th Field Artillery Brigade , HMAT Hororata, Melbourne
23 Nov 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 30817, 15th Field Artillery Brigade , Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
1 Nov 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 30817, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade , 2nd Passchendaele , Gassed
26 Aug 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 314, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade

World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Private, SN S75469
24 Jul 1942: Discharged Private, SN S75469, 9th (SA) Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps (VDC)
Date unknown: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN S75469

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Biography contributed by David Wilson

"...314 Corporal Keith Catchlove, 3rd Light Horse Regiment who was a 21 year old clerk from Mitcham, South Australia when he enlisted on 19 August 1914. He embarked for overseas from Adelaide on 22 October 1914 aboard HMAT Port Lincoln. While serving at Gallipoli, he became ill, was medically evacuated to England and in May 1916 returned to Australia. He re-embarked for overseas as a Gunner (service number 30817) with the 5th Field Artillery Brigade from Melbourne on 23 November 1916 aboard HMAT Hororata. While serving in Belgium, he was gassed and medically evacuated to England. He recovered, returned to see action in France and arrived back in Australia with the rank of Sergeant on 26 June 1919. He also served in the Second World War until 24 July 1942 with the 9th Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps..." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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