John Plunkett Keon

First Name: 
James
Middle Name: 
Plunkett
Last Name: 
Keon
Date of Birth: 
Friday, July 11, 1890
Mother's Name: 
Maria Keon nee Toms
Father's Name: 
James Keon
Date Enlisted: 
Monday, March 27, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
34th Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Friday, July 17, 1959
Details: 

John Plunkett Keon (Service No 2805), was born in Kiama, N.S.W.

At enlistment, he was single, 25 years old, worked as a labourer and lived in Kiama, N.S.W.

John embarked on HMAT A72 Beltana, with 34th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement, on 25th November 1916. He arrived in England on 29th January 1917. John joined 34th Battalion in the field on 10th June 1917, and saw service on the Western Front. He was returned to Australia, in May 1919, and discharged on 12th August 1919.

In 1926, John married Beatrice Flew, in Manly, N.S.W., and they raised 4 children.

John died in 1959, and is commemorated on the Kiama War Memorial.

John's brother, Hubert (Service No 1785), also served. 

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, KEON JOHN PLUNKETT

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