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Ned Rako Kelly

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ned Rako AWMM
  • Surname
    Kelly AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    801626 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
    Unknown AWMM Pakotai, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr P. Kelly (brother), Pakotai, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 21 Feb 1944-31 March 1944 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    801626 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
    Died from Natural Causes, Cause of Death AWMM
    Died on active service AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Ned Rako Kelly was the son of Erihapeti N. Kelly and Neri 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


About death

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  • Death
    12 April 1944 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    Australia AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Perth War Cemetery and Annex, Smyth Road, Nedlands, Perth, Western Australia AWMM N.C.6. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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

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  • Always remembered ever forgotten thank you uncle
    Public - Robert - Direct descendant - 23 April 2020
  • E Kore Tatou e Wareware i a Koe Koro.
    Public - Moko - 12 March 2020
  • Lest We Forget. My wife Donna and I were privileged to visit Uncle Ned's resting place in the Perth War Cemetery, Australia, on Tuesday,
    23rd April, 2019. This also fulfilled a promise I made to Mum, Violet, and all the Whanau. Rest in peace UncleWayne Williams.
    Public - Wayne - Direct descendant - 25 April 2019
  • always remembered. We know you were murdered in Australia and did not die in action. We hope to bring you home soon Uncle, where you can be with your Brothers and family.
    Public - Edith - Direct descendant - 16 February 2019
  • Always Remembered, Edith , Skye, Ebony, Cecilia, Tiana, Xaviana, Shandelle
    Public - edith - Direct descendant - 25 April 2016



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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 13 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1944 to 31st March, 1944). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 13: WW2 66 AWMM
    • The Evening Post AWMM
      Evening Post, 29 June 1944, p. 4. AWMM
    • Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM


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23 April 2020RobertClendon Park Direct descendant
12 March 2020MokoTe Urunga o Te RaOther
25 April 2019WayneGold Coast.AustraliaDirect descendant
16 February 2019EdithWhangareiDirect descendant
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