Keith enlisted on 9 Dec 1941 and was posted to 14th Field Regiment, Royal Australian Artillery and embarked for New Guinea with them on 25 Jun 1942 as a Private. He was appointed Lance Bombardier on 8 Sept 1943 and returned to Australia aboard “KATOOMBA” on 5 Feb 1944. He joined the unit on 31 Jan 1945 and embarked for New Britain aboard “TAROONA” on 9 Apr 1945 with the unit as a Trooper. He left the unit on 26 Dec 1945 and returned to Australia on 5 Apr 1946. He was discharged on 10 May 1946.
He was entitled to the 1939-45 Star, Pacific Star, War Medal and Australian Service Medal 1939-45, pictured below. He is now also entitled to the Australian Service Medal 1945-75 with a clasp "S.W.Pacific".
Edited by Peter Epps
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