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David Mitchell Keane

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Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War II Hall of Memories Panel  J_013. Image taken June 2020.

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War II Hall of Memories Panel J_013. Image taken June 2020.

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    David Mitchell AWMM
  • Surname
    Keane AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ404441 AWMM
    • WWII 404441 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    20 January 1919 RNZAF Biographies (R17845612) RotoruaBay of Plenty RNZAF Biographies (R17845612)
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • WW2 Mr. N. M. Keane. 7 Chapel St, Tauranga AWMM
    • WW2 Mr. N. M. Keane of Tauranga AWMM
  • Relationship status

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
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    Killed on air operations AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Attended Rotorua High School (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845612)) AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    14 October 1942 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Alamein Memorial, El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • I often find myself thinking about my 23-year old Great Uncle, who was so beloved by his younger sister Catherine, my grandmother. In my mind he's still the 23-year old, sweet, sweet guy described to me. It's important to me that this fine person is remembered - that his family, 72 years later, still think and care about him.
    Public - Sarah - Other Relative - 20 July 2015
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939 - 1945 (Bound Volumes) - Ib - Ly. Archives New Zealand (R17845612) - Former archives reference: AIR118 AWMM
    • List of RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Personnel - List of Personnel Killed or Missing in Various Theatres, 1940 - 1945. [Missing - But Presumed Dead on Lapse of Time - Officers, Airmen]. Archives New Zealand (R17845743) AWMM
    • Please note that the 12 volumes of the "RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939-1945" held at Archives NZ (formerly known as AIR118) should be used in conjunction with Errol Martyn's "For Your Tomorrow". FYT reflects detailed examination of all of the AIR118 bios which contain many inaccuracies and omissions. AWMM

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20 July 2015SarahWellington, New ZealandOther Relative

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