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Henry Albert Keynton was a Brushmaker from Humffray Street, and declared his age to be 42. He trained with the 6th Field Artillery Battery at Essendon before embarking on the Persic on November 22nd. He stopped briefly in Egypt before reaching France in March 1916. In May he was transferred to the 2nd Division Ammunition Column but in July he was hospitalised due to contusion of his right thigh and side; cause not recorded. By November he was being hampered by rheumatism and was withdrawn to hospital in England where it was decided he was no longer fit for active service due to ærheumatism and deafness'. He returned to Australia on the Ulysses, disembarking on April 12th 1917 and was discharged in July as æmedically unfit – disability – chronic nerve deafness'.
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