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Christopher Robert Kelly

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Group of POWs in Stalag XVIIIA, Germany, December 1941, received in New Zealand in January 1942. Vincent Hayes is third from the left in the front row. He is believed to have been the oldest in the group. The others in the photograph have not been identified. - This image may be subject to copyright

Group of POWs in Stalag XVIIIA, Germany, December 1941, received in New Zealand in January 1942. Vin …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Christopher Robert AWMM
  • Surname
    Kelly AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Ned Kelly AWMM
  • Service number
    21380 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    16 December 1920 AWMM ThorntonEastern Bay of Plenty AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 12 January 1940 AWMM George Street, Ngaruawahia, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr W.J. Kelly (father), Thames, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 2 May 1940 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 12 January 1940 AWMM
    Age 19 AWMM
    Labourer/Civilian AWMM
    HamiltonWaikato AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW2 POW - Stalag XVIII-A, Wolfsberg, Austria AWMM
      Platamon, Greece AWMM
      16 Apr 1941-May 1945 AWMM
      Sustained bullet wound to upper left arm. AWMM
    • WW2
      Greece, Europe AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Greece List of 2NZEF POW (MS 2009/8)
      Greece, Europe List of 2NZEF POW (MS 2009/8)
    • WW2 POW - Stalag XVIII-A, Wolfsberg, Austria 2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
      2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
    WW2 1 May 1945 AWMM
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number
    WWII 7537 AWMM

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Shot in Arm AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Heart and Related Illnesses AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Family says he went from Greece to Austria where he escaped seven times, so for the last two years lived in 'Smoke' AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    • 10 October 1987 AWMM
      Age 66 AWMM
      AWMM
    • 10 October 1987 21Bn Assoc. Inc. Records. MS-2008-42.
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Waikumete Cemetery, Glen Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    NZ Herald? 12.10.87 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • List of 2NZEF Prisoners of War. 1941-1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2009/8. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.101 AWMM
    • Great Britain Army. (1945). Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. London, U.K.: Government Printer. AWMM
    • Veterans' club : the comradeship and memories of Auckland's 21st infantry battalion. Auckland War Memorial Museum : Auckland. Accompanies exhibition held in the Pictorial Gallery, second floor, Auckland War Memorial Museum, 24 March-21 May 2006. AWMM
    • 21 New Zealand Infantry Battalion Association Inc. Records, 1955 - 2005. Auckland War Memorial Museum. MS-2008-42. AWMM
    • 21 Battalion (Official history of New Zealand in the Second World War 1939-45) AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM

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