John Patrick KEENAN

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KEENAN, John Patrick

Service Number: 2691
Enlisted: 17 April 1916, Sydney, New South Wales
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 53rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Rookwood, New South Wales, 6 March 1891
Home Town: Ashfield, Ashfield, New South Wales
Schooling: St. Vincent's School, Ashfield
Occupation: Brush-maker
Died: Died of wounds, France, 4 September 1918, aged 27 years
Cemetery: Daours Communal Cemetery Extension, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

17 Apr 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2691, 53rd Infantry Battalion, Sydney, New South Wales
7 Oct 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2691, 53rd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
7 Oct 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2691, 53rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ceramic, Sydney
8 Aug 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 2691, 53rd Infantry Battalion, "The Last Hundred Days"
4 Sep 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 2691, 53rd Infantry Battalion, Mont St Quentin / Peronne

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British War Medal & Victory Medal

"...2691 Private John Patrick Keenan, 53rd Battalion. A brushmaker from Ashfield NSW, Pte Keenan embarked with the 6th Reinforcements, on 7 October 1916 aboard HMAT Ceramic (A40). In September 1917 Pte Keenan was promoted to the rank of Lance Corporal (L Cpl). On 1 September 1918 L Cpl Keenan was involved in an attack with B Company 7th Platoon near Peronne. During this attack he was shot in the abdomen and evacuated to the 53rd Casualty Clearing Station. L Cpl Keenan died on 4 September 1918 and was buried at the Daours Communal Cemetery in France." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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