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Edward H. O'Keefe

Private

5th Pioneers Battalion

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Ulmus Sp.
  • Planted By: Unknown
  • Plaque: 1897

Additional Info

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Biography


Edward Henry O'Keefe, born in Sebastopol, was a single 20 year old labourer by trade when he enlisted in Ballarat on the 23rd of November 1915. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on the 7th of March 1916. On the 4th of November 1916 he was to be Acting Corporal. On the 22nd of November he marched out to the 5th Pioneers Battalion and reverted back to Private. He returned to Australia on the 1st of August 1918 and was discharged as medically unfit on the 17th of August 1918 after suffering with valvular disease of the heart.
Tree No. 1897

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour