Tom KEOGH

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KEOGH, Tom

Service Number: 683
Enlisted: 11 December 1915, Place of Enlistment, Townsville, Queensland.
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 41st Infantry Battalion
Born: Ararat, Victoria, Australia , March 1878
Home Town: Innisfail, Cassowary Coast, Queensland
Schooling: Christian Brothers College St Kilda, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of wounds, France, 9 March 1917
Cemetery: Trois Arbres Cemetery, Steenwerck, Nord Pas de Calais
Plot I, Row G, Grave No. 1, Trois Arbres Cemetery, Steenwerck, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Memorials: 41st Battalion Roll of Honour, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Innisfail Cenotaph
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World War 1 Service

11 Dec 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 683, 41st Infantry Battalion, Place of Enlistment, Townsville, Queensland.
18 May 1916: Involvement Private, SN 683, 41st Infantry Battalion
18 May 1916: Embarked Private, SN 683, 41st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Demosthenes, Sydney
9 Mar 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 683, 41st Infantry Battalion, Gunshot Wound to face, abdomen and hand. Died of Wounds.

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Biography contributed by Stephen Brooks

Thomas was the son of John and Mary Ann ‘Minnie’ Keogh of Inkerman Road, St. Kilda, Victoria. He was 39 years of age when he died and prior to the war he was a barrister and solicitor. He had apparently gone to Innsifail, Queensland to try his hand at sugar cane farming. He enlisted in Townsville, Queensland and gave his occupation as a labourer. He was wounded in action on the 8 March 1917, in the chest and abdomen, and died of his wounds the next day in a Casualty Clearing Station. His two brothers also died during 1917, 5126 Pte Bernard Keogh 11th Battalion was killed in action at Bullecourt and 3827 Sgt Raymond Keogh 8th Battalion died at Ypres during October 1917.

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