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Walter John Keane

Walter John Keane Rank/Rate/Branch: Chief Ordnance Artificer
Force: RAN
Service Number: 19449

Date of Enlistment: 30-Oct-1929
WWII Honours & Gallantry: Distinguished Service Medal

Roll Of Honour: Coburg, VIC
Memorial Location: Panel 58, Column 1

Date Of Birth: 31-Aug-1909 (died at age 32)
Place Of Birth: Brunswick, VIC

Next Of Kin: Son of John and Eliza Keane; husband of Mona Frances Keane, of Preston, Victoria, Australia

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Terms Explained

The rank(officers), rate (non-commissioned) held by the individual at their date of discharge/death with specialist task, or trade held.

Location the individual was recorded as being from according to their Service Record.

Reference to one of the three branches of Australia's defence forces - Royal Australian Navy (RAN), (RANR) Reserves; Australian Army; Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF); or the Australian Merchant Navy (MN).

Service Number
The number allocated to the individual on enlistment into one of the three branches of Australia's defence forces. This number may be numeric, or an alpha/numeric combination. RAN officers, some RAN ratings and merchant mariners do not have a service number. In these cases, the words 'not applicable' will be displayed in the Service Number field on the Service Record screen.

Birth Date
The date nominated by the individual as their date of birth.

Birth Place
The city/town/country nominated by the individual as their place of birth.

Next Of Kin
The person nominated as being the next of kin by the individual.

Enlistment Date
The date an individual signed their enlistment Attestation Form for service in Australia's defence forces or, for the Merchant Navy, the date a merchant mariner engaged on a ship at the commencement of, or, during the war.

Roll Of Honour
Indicates the individual's name is listed on a community Roll of Honour in Australia. This information has been sourced from individual casualty records held by the Office of Australian War Graves.

Memorial Location
Name location on the Roll of Honour, Australian War Memorial, Canberra (unless specified).

WWII Honours & Gallantry
Indicates any Imperial honour or gallantry award conferred on an individual during World War Two, and that entitles the recipient to use a post-nominal after their name. For example, the Military Medal (MM).


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