Francis Joseph O'Keeffe

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Francis Joseph O'Keeffe
Personal Information
Date of Birth 23 Jul 1905
Place of Birth West Perth, Western Australia
Death 16 Oct 1964, aged 59
Place of Death Busselton, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 37 years old
Description 5'10" (1.78m) tall ; 147lbs
66.678 kg
; ruddy complexion ; blue eyes ; dark brown hair
Occupation Forestry worker
Religion Roman Catholic
Address Gleneagle, Western Australia
Next of Kin Wife , Mrs. Grace Florence O'Keeffe
Military Information
Reg Number W93461
Date of Enlistment 16 Jul 1942
Rank Sergeant
Unit/Formation 12th (Jarrah) VDC Battalion
Post War Details
Fate Remained in Australia

Pre War

Francis had undertaken 3 months of militia artillery training during 1932. During 1933 Francis had married Grace Florence Lowen (1905 - 1993) in Perth. Grace died on 19 Mar 1993, aged 87.

Electoral Roll entries: 1936 - 1937 at Forest Department Gleneagle, Karragullen, surveyor;

War Service

Enlisted in the Volunteer Defence Corps on 10 May 1942 and was allocated to the 12th (Jarrah) VDC Battalion where on 29 Nov 1942 he was promoted Sergeant in the Intelligence Section. On 7 Feb 194 his Army number was changed from W85201 to W93461. On 21 Apr 1944 he was discharged at Pinjarra on his own request.

Post War


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