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James M. O'Keefe

Sergeant

5th Pioneers Battalion

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Ulmus Sp.
  • Planted By: Unknown
  • Plaque: 1895

Additional Info

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Biography

James Mathew O'Keefe was a 31 year old railway foreman at the time of his enlistment in Ballarat on the 18th of August 1915. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on the 7th of March 1916. He was promoted to Lieutenant Sergeant and then Temporary Sergeant on the 23rd of October 1916 and the 28th of February 1917. On the 7th of March 1917 James reverted back to the rank of Corporal. He was promoted to Sergeant on the 3rd of August 1917. He returned to Australia on the 6th of August 1919 and was discharged due to the termination of his enlistment period on the 29th of September 1919.
Tree No. 1895

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour