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Robert McKeich



  • Title
  • Forenames
    Robert AWMM
  • Surname
    McKeich AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1923 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Ernest Gordon McKeich (father), New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM


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
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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  • Embarkation details

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Ernest Gordon (6/1914) and Gladys Helen McKeich.

    Husband first of Elizabeth Green, married 1944, father of four children; and later of Gayle Mills.

    "Robert served three years in the New Zealand Army and Air Force in World War II.' In 1954 McKeich moved from New Zealand to Cundeelee in Western Australia to open a government school for Aborigines. Earning the respect of the Aboriginal people, McKeich was initiated as one of the few white men to become an Aboriginal Elder into the Wangakayi tribe by the Cundeelee community.studied at the University of Western Australia majoring in Psychology and Anthropology and was conferred a PhD in Anthropology. McKeich established the Katukutu Hostel for Aboriginal young men in Perth, and at the age of 88 published his first book." AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    4 January 2012 AWMM
    Oklahoma CountyOklahoma AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
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