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Harry Keen

Sergeant

59th Battalion

Killed In Action (KIA) Killed In Action

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Populus Deltoides
  • Planted By: Miss B. Ainley
  • Plaque: 2904

Additional Info

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Biography

Harry Keen enlisted as FIRTH on 19th February 1917 in Ballarat. The deceit was not discovered until after his death. He was born in Ballarat, was 21 years old, single and worked as an upholsterer when he enlisted. He was posted to 591h Infantry Battalion, with Regimental No. 3424. He demonstrated leadership potential and was promoted to Sergeant. On 5th April 1918 he was killed in action near Dernancourt, and is buried in the Adelaide Cemetery at Villers-Bretonneux, France.
Tree No. 2905

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour