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Thomas Kelly

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War II Hall of Memories Panel  J_014. Image taken June 2020.

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War II Hall of Memories Panel J_014. Image taken June 2020.

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Thomas AWMM
  • Surname
    Kelly AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 8857 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Mahoenui, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs N. Kelly (mother), Pakotai, Whangarei, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1941 Crete AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 8857 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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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 on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Thomas Kelly was the son of Neri and Erihapeti Kelly, of Pakotai, Auckland, New Zealand.

    He was one of five Kelly brothers who enlisted in 28 the Maori Battalion; Ned (801626), John (801700), Marshall (8834), Thomas (8857) and William. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    31 May 1941 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    CreteGreece AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Suda Bay War Cemetery, Crete, Greece AWMM 6. A. 18. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

Roll of Honour

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  • Always remembed ever forgotten thank you uncle
    Public - Robert - Direct descendant - 23 April 2020
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  • all ways remembered
    Public - Edith - Direct descendant - 16 February 2019
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  • Always Remembered
    Public - Edith - Other Relative - 24 April 2015
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139. 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
      WW2 2: WW2 101 AWMM
    • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139. AWMM

Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
22 April 2022Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
23 April 2020RobertClendon Park Direct descendant
16 February 2019EdithWhangareiDirect descendant

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