Just Another Pair Of Socks

Melton District ANZACS

Tasmania Dalrymple KEATING


Born: 22 March, 1895

Birthplace: Rockbank

Parents: Edward Symonds Keating (1855-1934)
Mary Ann Jane Morand (1857-1946)

Died: 1976

Place of death: Heidelberg, Victoria

Burial place: Springvale, Grevillea Gardens, Bed 1, Rose 20, Springvale, Victoria

Awards and Honours

  • 1914-1915 Star
  • British War Medal 1914-20
  • Victory Medal


6th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement



Regimental Service Number: 1777

Enlistment date: 4 January, 1915 Melbourne

Age at enlistment: 19 years 9 months

Address at enlistment: Rockbank

Religion: Roman Catholic

Marital Status: Single

Next of kin: Father: E S Keating, c/- Rockbank Post Office

Physical Description: Height: 5 feet 3 inches
Weight: 9 stones 7 pounds
Complexion: Fair
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Fair
Distinctive marks: Scar right hip; moles on stomach and back

Embarkation ship: HMAT A28 Wiltshire.

Rank: Corporal

Return Date: 4 May, 1917

Return Vessel: HT Runic.

Arrival at Australia: 5 July, 1917.

Discharge Date: 13 August, 1917

War Service Summary

04/01/1915 - Enlisted
13/04/1915 - Embarked for active service per H.M.A.T. Wiltshire
27/05/1915 - Joined 6th Battalion, Gallipoli
07/01/1916 - Disembarked H.M.T. Empress of Britain Alexandria, ex Lemnos
25/03/1916 - Embarked from Alexandria to join British Expeditionary Force
30/03/1916 - Disembarked Marseilles
23/05/1916 - Appointed Lance Corporal
31/07/1916 - Promoted Corporal
16/08/1916 - Wounded in Action; Gun Shot Wound to skull, shoulder, chest, arm and leg, severe; Poziers
17/08/1916 - Admitted 13th Field Ambulance
21/08/1916 - Admitted St. Johns Ambulance Brigade Hospital, Etaples
04/09/1916 - Embarked H.S. Newhaven at Calais for England
05/09/1916 - Admitted Kitchener Hospital, Brighton
07/10/1916 - Transferred to Beech Green Hospital, Sussex
27/11/1916 - Transferred to 3rd Auxillary Hospital
08/01/1917 - Discharged from hospital; Marched in from Dartford to Weymouth
04/05/1917 - Embarked for Australia, ex Devonport per H.T. Runic
05/07/1917 - Disembarked at Melbourne.
13/08/1917 - Discharged, medically unfit
14/08/1917 - Granted a War Pension of 34/- per fortnight

World War 2 Service Number - V366822

War Service Commemerated

Life After the War

Names of wife & children:
15/06/1918 Married Ruby Rachel Edmonds (1889-1945), St Johns Church, East Malvern , Reg. # 2462

William Dalrymple (1919-1987)
Peggy Tasma (1923-2009)
Betty Clara

Place/s of residence:
1925 - Moquet Farm, Balliang East (with Ruby & William)
10/06/1967 - 135 Boundary Road, East Bentleigh


Date of Death:
1976 Heidleberg; Reg. # 51, (1977)

Place of Burial:
Springvale, Grevillea Gardens, Bed 1, Rose 20

Other relevant information:
Brothers serve:
William Dalrymple Keating
Tasmania Dalrymple Keating
Henry Ernest Keating, Killed In Action

Additional Information

The Bacchus Marsh Express
Melton Express
Saturday 18 August 1917, P 2

The meeting to form a committee to entertain local soldiers returning from Active Service, was held on Monday evening, and there was an unusually large attendance of both ladies and gentlemen Cr. J. F. Minns in the chair. The following committee was appointed :-Rev. F. Stanley Love (President), Mr. Jas.
H. Cunningham (Hon. Sec.), Messrs. Wraith, Robinson, J. F. Minns;, Whittington and G. McDonald. It was decided to hold a social on Friday 31st inst., to entertain the, present returned soldiers – Privates J. Minns, R. McPherson, G. Ware, Keating, P. Nolan, M. A. Nolan, Lachmund and Jurd. .


Australian War Memorial
Service Record
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