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Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington, 1914-1918


Keddie O W    Pte    4834    Oliver Walter             6 Inf Bn    28    School teacher    Single    Pres        

Address:    Murrumbeena, Toward St    

Next of Kin:    Keddie, J, father, Toward St, Murrumbeena    

Enlisted:    ..        

Embarked:     A18 Wiltshire 7 Mar 1916    A/g Cpl 


Relatives on Active Service:

Keddie-B-J-Pte-4833   brother

Keddie T Sgt 856 brother


Education Department's Record of War Service 1914-1918.



Red Cross Wounded and Missing Enquiries Bureau Correspondence


We received the following note from Sgt O W Keddie 4834

32nd Stationary Hospital, Boulogne
"Stewart was killed in the Sunken Road between Morchies and Lagnicourt about 2 or 3 pm in April about a week or 10 days after the fight at Beaumetz on the 24th March.  He was in an old German dugout by the side of the road.  Two shells came over and Stewart was instantly killed.  L/Cpl W G Venville, of 16th Platoon buried him in the Sunken Road and have seen his grave


Ascot Vale State School "Noble Deeds"


Keddie, Walter Oliver.  Sergeant

Born 10th June 1887, he enlisted on the 7th August 1915, in the 57th Bn Infantry.  He was wounded at Polygon Wood in 1917.  Later he became ill and was discharged in 1918 as medically unfit.    He had fought at the Somme, Beaumetz. Bullecourt, Polygon Wood, and Warneton.  In civil life he was a teacher.




War Service Commemorated

Ascot Vale State School

Ascot Vale State School Noble Deeds

Education Departments Record of War Service

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