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Robin Langford Kay

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Robin Langford AWMM
  • Surname
    Kay AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 31716 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    23 June 1919 AWMM WaipawaHawkes Bay AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Pre 1940-1941 AWMM 213 College St., Palmerston North AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mr. H.P. Kay, 213 College St., Palmerston North (father) AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1940-1941 AWMM Single/WWII AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Served as an official archivist in the Middle East while on war service. Served as an unofficial war artist initially at the command of Lietenant General Bernard Freyberg. Became an official War historian with the War History Branch of the Department of Internal Affairson his return to New Zealand in February 1944. Source: Bess Mason, The Art of War, The Dominion Post, 19 August 2017.

    Married to Barbara Wall.

    Educated at Napier Central School and Gisborne Boys' School. AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    7 April 2017 AWMM
    Age 97 AWMM
    WellingtonNew Zealand AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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