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Harold Kay

Takapuna War Memorial WW2 name panel 5 (photo John Halpin, July 2013) - CC BY John Halpin
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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Harold AWMM
  • Surname
    Kay AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    NZ404377 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    26 October 1920 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 24 November 1940 AWMM 52 Tainui Rd, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Dorothy Kay (mother), Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 26 May 1941 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    • No. 4 Elementary Training School, Whenuapai AWMM
    • No. 3 Flying Training School, Ohakea AWMM
    • 17 Operational Training Unit AWMM
  • Enlistment
    WW2 24 November 1940 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
    Costman/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
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  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM
    Died of injuries AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Harold Kay was the son of Dorothy Kay, of Glen Eden, Auckland, New Zealand.

    Flight Sergeant Harold Kay was the pilot of a Blenheim aircraft which crashed near Allahabad on 12 May 1942. He suffered severe injuries from which he later died on the British Military Hospital, Allabad on the 13 May 1942. He was buried in the Cantonment Cemetery, Allahabad, with Service Honours.

    Remembered on the Takapuna War Memorial, The Strand, Takapuna. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    12 May 1942 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Delhi War Cemetery, India AWMM 7. A. 1. AWMM
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Takapuna War Memorial, The Strand, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Takapuna War Memorial, (ex RSA Roll, on a boulder), The Strand, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Takapuna Grammar School War Memorial, (Foyer, Library), 210 Lake Road, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Memorial Drive, 1939-1945, Devonport Memorial Drive, Auckland AWMM
    • Memorial Drive, Lake Road, Devonport, Auckland AWMM

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24 August 2017JeniferWairarapaResearcher
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