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Alfred Keith Holmes

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Alfred Keith AWMM
  • Surname
    Holmes AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Keith AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 451588 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    10 June 1922 AWMM EpsomAuckland AWMM
    Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Pre 1 June 1941 AWMM Great South Road, Mahia, Manurewa, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs M. Holmes (mother), Great South Road, Mahia, Manurewa, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 31 March 1944 AWMM Single/WWII AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Italy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 451588 AWMM
  • Military service
    • Otahuhu Technical High School Cadets 1938/39 AWMM
    • 3rd Auckland Infantry Battalion of 3rd Auckland Regiment, Countess of Ranfurly's own. (Signals Platoon) AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Infantry and signals training (weapons, signals, explosives, mines, gas warfare and Commando) AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Jun 1941 AWMM
    Age 18 AWMM
    Apprentice fitter and turner/Civilian AWMM
    AWMM
  • 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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 7 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      10 stone and 10 pounds AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Seriously wounded in action at Rio Fontanaccia 23 September 1944. Shell shrapnel wounds back and left buttock. Major injury measuring 6 inches long perforating wound back at level of 2nd lumbar vertebra. AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      1 NZGH Senigalia AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      24 September 1944 - Operation at Ist New Zealand Field Service Unit (1NZFSU) with free debridement of extensively damaged sacrospinalis and a further operation same day at Ist New Zealand General Hospital (1NZGH) for reactionary haemorrhage. 29 Sept. 1944 - Secondary suture and removal MFB left thigh. Both wounds subsequently gangreous infected. Cured with penicillin injections over 4 days. AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Hospital ship "Leinster" Ancona to Bari AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      3 NZGH Bari 13 Oct to 21 November 1944 AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Convalescent Hospital San Spirito 21 November to 12 December 1944 AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      NZ Hospital ship "Oranje" (Suez, Colombo, Melbourne, Wellington) 19 July 1945 to 8 August 1945 AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Hospital Train - Wellington to Manurewa 9 August to 10 August 1945. AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Auckland Hospital outpatient to 24 December 1945 AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Member of the East Coast Bays RSA. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    10 May 2015 AWMM
    Age 92 AWMM
    North Shore CityAuckland AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 14 May 2015. AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 13 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1944 to 31st March, 1944). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 13: WW2 58 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      List of people returning home. (1945, August 11). New Zealand Herald, p. 9. AWMM
    • Auckland Star AWMM
      Auckland Star Thursday 5 October, 1944 Page 2 (Casualty List) AWMM
    • Burdon, R. (1959). 24 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • This record was partially compiled from information provided by the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photographers (NZIPP) Veteran Portrait Project. AWMM

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