Colour patch : Warrant Officer II J R Keen, 6 Division Australian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, AIF

Accession Number REL34804
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Colour Patch
Physical description Felt
Maker Unknown
Place made Australia
Date made 1942-1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Pair of horizontally aligned rectangular colour patches, for 6 Division Australian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. Red with a purple circle on a grey background.

History / Summary

This item is associated with the service of Jack Robert Keen. Keen was born in Sydney NSW in 1904. Prior to his enlistment for military service, Keen worked as a motor mechanic. Keen had married Faith Hughes in 1930 and they had three children, Neil, Pamela and Robert (aged 11, 9, and 2, respectively in 1943). He joined the militia in June 1941 and attained the rank of sergeant in November 1942. Soon after enlisting with the Second AIF in April 1943, Keen attained the rank of warrant officer class 2. He served with the 110 Brigade Workshop in New Guinea in 1944-45, and was later discharged in October 1945.