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Keith Elliott Jones

Portrait, Keith Elliott Jones - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, Keith Elliott Jones - This image may be subject to copyright


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Keith Elliott AWMM
  • Surname
    Jones AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ4779 AWMM
    • 1/10/675 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    20 March 1922 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr Ernest E. Jones (father) AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 April 1942 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    • Army Ngaruawahia AWMM
    • Tamaki AWMM
    • Philomel, Auckland Naval Base AWMM
    • Officer Training - Scheme B, United Kingdom AWMM
    • Anti Submarine training, Scotland AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 16 April 1942 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    Able Seaman/Military 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

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Mr Jones was in the Territorials at Auckland Grammar School from the age of 16. He joined the Royal New Zealand Navy at the outbreak of World War II as an ordinary seaman in Patrol Boats in the Auckland Harbour and Hauraki Gulf. He was then selected for officer training under Scheme B in the United Kingdom.

    On graduating from King Alfred College, Greenwich he was posted to Scotland for anti-submarine training which involved being submerged in a submarine for one day.

    He returned to London and was posted to Canada Staion for duty aboard MS Corvette Lipscombe for two years on mid Atlantic convoy duty, out from Sydney, Nova Scotia.

    He was then posted to MFV (Motor Fishing Vessel) 1938 en route for India, via Gibraltar, Malta, Alexandria, Suez Canal, Masaw Eritrea. The MFVs were in a group until the MFB 1938 broke down at Aden and was towed by a British Destroyer at Aden to Cochin, India.

    At the end of the war Sub Lieutenant Jones went to Colombo to return home on the British Aircraft Carrier Empress to Wellington, New Zealand.

    NZ4779 (Navy) Army Territorials 1/10/675 AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    20 December 2006 AWMM
    LevinManawatu-Wanganui AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
    Waikaraka Cemetery, Auckland, New Zealand Public - Sarndra - Researcher - 15 August 2015 - Personal visit
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 23 December 2006 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
  • References
    • Personnel - Demobilisation - RNZN [Royal New Zealand Navy], Archives New Zealand, Wellington, N1/427 (R21465798) AWMM
    • Ministry for Culture and Heritage. (2012). New Zealanders serving with RAF Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain, 10 July – 31 October 1940. [A list compiled by Ministry for Culture and Heritage with Errol Martyn]. AWMM
      Correspondence with family AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 23 December 2006 AWMM
    • Royal New Zealand Navy List (c.1921-c.1970) - kindly provided by Ralph McNabb. This list was not collated by McNabb but was sourced from the Royal New Zealand Navy. AWMM
    • Record Book of Naval Personnel - c.1920-1945 - Lists Navy number, alphabetical list of names of ratings trained in England, numerical lists of officers. Archives New Zealand, R21346617, AAYT 8495 N12 AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
15 August 2015SarndraAuckland, New ZealandResearcher

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