Ivor Gladstone Keating

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Keating, Sergeant Ivor Gladstone no. 7403.

5th Australian Field Artillery Brigade 14th Battery MM

Burwood Road, Belmore.

Surveyor’s assistant.

Born 1887, son of Thomas Arthur & Agnes Maud Keating.

Enlisted 16/8/1915, aged 27.

Single.

Catholic.

Next of kin, father, T. A Keating, Burwood Road, Belmore.

Embarked from Sydney 18/11/1915 per HMAT A34 Persic.

Recommended for Military Medal 27/9/1916 Citation (AWM 28 2nd Australian Division 17/9/1916-19/10/1916):

For valuable service as a linesman, with special reference to the operation on 20th August at POZIERES, when he laid a line under heavy shell fire, and repaired it each time after being cut on 3 separate occasions by intense bombardment, thus enabling registration to be taken.

Recommended for Mention in Despatches 2/10/1917. Citation (AWM 28 2nd Division 23/2/1917-7/3/1917):

14th Battery 5th Australian Field Artillery Brigade, Bombardier Ivor Gladstone Keating. For consistently valuable and reliable service as Linesman since arrival in France. He has always shown great courage and coolness under very adverse condition, and in spite of heavy barrages his tasks are always successfully carried out.

Recommended for Mention in Despatches. MSM added. Both crossed out.

Returned to Australia 20/6/1919.

Died 1937.

Special acknowledgement

The foundation of the information on this page was copied from the prize winning publication Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. This book is the culmination of 12 years (1988-2000) research by a team of volunteers from Canterbury and District Historical Society led by Dr Lesley Muir. Without this team's effort and dedication and the Society's willingness and support, this information would not be available today.

Note

An uneditable version of the book Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe is in the eBook section of this wiki. In the main section, there is an alphabetical list of the 1,911 names in the book with a link to the biography copied from the book about each individual. The alphabetical list is titled Canterbury's Boys list. The biographical files are editable, created to provide the space for descendants, historians, researchers, etc to contribute any further information, photographs, newspaper articles, memories, etc. they may have discovered so it is available for this and future generations.

Reference

Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. Edited by Lesley Muir. Campsie, N.S.W. : Canterbury and District Historical Society, 2002