Bronze Plaque [Dead man Penny] 318573 - Keith Winterbottom Plaque number 318573
From the Collection of Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch 403 Camberwell Road Camberwell Victoria
- Memorial Plaque [Dead Man Penny]
- Keith Winterbottom was born in the small settlement of Moulamen near Swan Hill in 1891.He enlisted in the AIF on the 7 April 1916 as a private and allocated to the 1st refit for the 38th Battalion. He was single and 25 years old and a strong 6 footer after working as a labour/timber cutter around Swan Hill.
He embarked for France in July 1916 and disembarked at Plymouth on the 10 August 1916. Proceeded to France [ Ypres] on the 16 September and taken on strength with the 59th Battalion on the 8 October 1916.
He suffered very serious GSW to his chest, arm, and left leg on the 10 December 1916 and was admitted to the Casualty clearing station at Heilly on the 11 December. His wounds were extensive and major and he died of these wounds on the 12 December 1916.
He was buried at the Hospital Cemetery at Heilly, France.
His kit that was returned to his mother contained a football, scarf, a razor strop and two ties.
On the 18 June 1923 is mother was given the Memorial Plaque 318573 inscribed with her son's name Keith Winterbottom
- Inscribed with the name Keith Winterbottom. Presented to his mother on the 18 June 1923.
- 24 Mar 2018 at 2:16PM