Kenneth Roy AWMM
Also known as
Date of birth
Place of birth
Address before enlistment
Pre 27 June 1940 AWMM 27 Graham Street, Hamilton East, Waikato, New Zealand AWMM
Post war occupation
Next of kin on embarkation
Mrs Jean Grace McAllum (wife), 22 Ulster Street, Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand AWMM
Pre 7 April 1941 AWMM Married AWMM
Married, 1 child AWMM
POW liberation details
POW serial number
- Height, Unknown Period AWMM
5 foot 10 inches AWMM
- Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
- Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
- Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
- Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
Heart attack and stroke AWMM
Husband of Jean Grace and father of a son. He later remarried and had 2 more sons and a daughter
Before the war Ken was heavily involved with the Hamilton Caledonian Pipe Band and led them to three national championship tiles. As the Drum Major they toured New Zealand extensively. He was very proud of his Scottish heritage.
He was also a very keen rugby and hockey player, representing Waikato in hockey.
Entered Camp on 3 October 1940
Returned to New Zealand in 1943 bringing many photographs and stories of his time in the Middle east serving his country, and of the many friends he made and lost during that time.
Discharged later in 1943 on medical grounds as he had broken his back in the Middle east.
For a brief time after the war he operated his own private tour business escorting overseas tourists around New Zealand in his new Chevrolet Stylemaster sedan.
In 1954 he remarried and returned to his trade as a printer.
Ken was also a talented artist specialising in pencil and watercolour.
After a full but somewhat short life Ken passed away from a stroke in April 1974. AWMM
13 April 1974 AWMM
Age 63 AWMM
Date of death
Age at death
Place of death
Cause of death
Otahuhu Public Cemetery, Atkinson Avenue, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Area N. Plot 72 AWMM
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Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
WW2 4: WW2 211 AWMM
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