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William Henry Joseph McKee

Headstone of Pte William Henery Joseph MCKEE 588076. Andersons Bay RSA Cemetery, Dunedin City Council, Block 3SC16. Image kindly provided by Allan Steel CC-BY 4.0.

Headstone of Pte William Henery Joseph MCKEE 588076. Andersons Bay RSA Cemetery, Dunedin City Counci …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Henry Joseph AWMM
  • Surname
    McKee AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 588076 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Pre 1943 AWMM 16 College St., Dunedin AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs. M. McK. McKee, Forbury Service Station, Cargill Rd., Dunedin (w) AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1943 AWMM Married/WWII AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 1943 2NZEF Nom. Roll 12, p.122 Service-station proprietor/Civilian 2NZEF Nom. Roll 12, p.122
    DunedinOtago 2NZEF Nom. Roll 12, p.122
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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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Death

About death

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  • Death
    • 13 September 1974 21Bn Assoc. Inc. Records. MS-2008-42.
    • 13 September 1974 Allan Steel Cemetery Project
      Age 61 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Andersons Bay RSA Cemetery, Dunedin City Council AWMM Block 3SC, Plot 16 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • I love you and miss you Grandad. I went to Egypt last year to stand where you stood, during your time there fighting for our freedom in WW11. I stood there and could feel you around me. I wanted to honour you by going to the place where you where finally injured and sent home a broken man. The sacrifice you paid to ensure our freedom was in the end your own life, when the PTSD got too much for you. I know you look over me I feel you. Thank you for being brave and fighting for the future generations, so that we would have the best opportunities in life. I love you and miss you and wish that you could of held on a bit longer in order for you and I to have more time with each other. I hope you are at peace my dear. Fly free beautiful soul
    Public - Kim michelle - Direct descendant - 17 May 2020
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Sources

Sources

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  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 12 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1943 to 31st December, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.122 AWMM
    • Veterans' club : the comradeship and memories of Auckland's 21st infantry battalion. Auckland War Memorial Museum : Auckland. Accompanies exhibition held in the Pictorial Gallery, second floor, Auckland War Memorial Museum, 24 March-21 May 2006. AWMM
    • 21 New Zealand Infantry Battalion Association Inc. Records, 1955 - 2005. Auckland War Memorial Museum. MS-2008-42. AWMM
    • 21 Battalion (Official history of New Zealand in the Second World War 1939-45) AWMM
    • This record was partially compiled from data kindly provided by Allan Steel Cemetery Project (2020) AWMM

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17 May 2020Kim michelleWaikukuDirect descendant

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