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John O'Keeffe

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    John AWMM
  • Surname
    O'Keeffe AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    John O'Keefe AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 10/112 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    24 May 1892 Noel Smith and Lyn Griffiths research
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Duncan Street, Wanganui East, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Arthur O'Keeffe, sen., Duncan Street, Wanganui East, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 10/112 AWMM
  • Military service
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Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur O'Keefe, of 98, Duncan St., Wanganui; husband of Mrs. H. O'Keefe. AWMM
    • Our Wanganui correspondent states that word was received on the morning of the 18th May that our late shopmate, Private J. O' Keefe, had died of wounds received at the landing of the N.Z. troops at the Dardanelles. Deep regret was felt that our popular young comrade should so soon have been called upon to answer the last roll call. The flag was hoisted in honour of his memory, the men standing bare-headed.
      Mr T. Carlyle spoke a few words, eulogistic of the dead soldier and moved that a Ietter of sympathy be sent to the relatives, and also that we express our appreciation of the patriotism displayed by the young New Zealander, whose loss we deeply deplore. The motion was carried in silence.
      The late Private O'Keefe was one of the five from the Easttown Shops who left New Zealand with the main body. He was very much esteemed by all who knew him. His cheerful and unaffected disposition made him much liked by all with whom he came in contact, and it seems hard that a promising life should be cut down in the full flush of early manhood. He was 23 years of age, and was an iron machinist. To his parents and family we offer our sincere sympathy. Railway review, 2 July 1915, p 293 Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 4 September 2017 - Railway Worker Obituaries : New Zealand History :
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About death

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  • Death
    30 April 1915 Noel Smith and Lyn Griffiths research
  • Date of death
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  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
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  • Memorial name
    • Lone Pine Memorial, Lone Pine Cemetery, Anzac, Turkey AWMM
    • Railways Roll of Honour board. Wellington Railway Station, Pipitea, Wellington 6011. AWMM

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
21 September 2021Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
04 March 2019AllanRotoruaResearcher
04 September 2017JeniferWairarapaResearcher

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