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Raymond Cyril Kelly

Photograph of Raymond Cyril Kelly in uniform. Image kindly provided by Peter Kelly (June 2019). Image may be subject to copyright restrictions.

Photograph of Raymond Cyril Kelly in uniform. Image kindly provided by Peter Kelly (June 2019). Imag …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Raymond Cyril AWMM
  • Surname
    Kelly AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    70741 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    19 November 1922 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Weymouth, Manurewa, Auckland AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Lena Jones (mother), Weymouth, Manurewa, Auckland AWMM
  • Relationship status


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 6 February 1942 AWMM
    Age 19 AWMM
    Brass finisher/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Worked as an Aircraft Engineer for Air New Zealand AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    1 September 2014 AWMM
    Age 91 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Plot 15, Row 12A, Service Persons Ash Burial Area K, Waikumete Cemetery AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    New Zealand Herald 4th September 2014 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • During the Bikini Atoll atomic bomb tests RNZAF Bristol Freighters were used to fly through the atomic cloud to take dust samples. The air force workshop had to make these filters that were then fitted to the Freighter wing tips. – I asked Dad if this was to provide clean cabin air for the crew – “oh no, these were just to collect dust samples for analysis, the cabin air was just supplied as normal!” The whole project was Top Secret so when completed the filters were ceremonially locked in the CO's office cupboard. Later it was discovered a mistake had been made so he asked the CO’s PA if he could have the filters back to fix them. “Oh NO, that’s all secret, we can’t take them out of the cupboard”. So Dad had to go and collect tools, and a torch, and then get locked in the cupboard to make the adjustment. He reckoned he had many a good laugh thinking about that one.
    Public - Peter - Child - 2 August 2019



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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Cenotaph data entry form AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM


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02 August 2019PeterAuckland, Aotearoa NZChild

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