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Keith Leslie Kelly

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Gravestone, Botley Cemetery (photograph Gabrielle Fortune 2006) - Image has All Rights Reserved

Gravestone, Botley Cemetery (photograph Gabrielle Fortune 2006) - Image has All Rights Reserved

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Keith Leslie AWMM
  • Surname
    Kelly AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ4212723 AWMM
    • WWII 4212723 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    28 January 1925 RNZAF Biographies (R17845612) ChristchurchEngland RNZAF Biographies (R17845612)
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • WW2 Mother: Mrs. M. B. Kelly. Kirwee, Canterbury AWMM
    • WW2 Mr. & Mrs. D. Kelly of Kirwee, Canterbury AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW2 Vessel was Lurline AWMM

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

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Attended Christchurch West High School (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845612)) AWMM
    • Reason for aircraft/crew loss :

      Mosquito KB194 - piloted by New Zealander Pilot Officer George Mansell Proctor DFC - of Caversham, Dunedin and Navigator fellow Kiwi - Flying Officer Keith Leslie Kelly NZ/4212723 took off - at 21.04 hours from RAF Base at Barford, St John, Oxfordshire, England for a training flight. It is believed the aircraft lost control in cloud and the aircraft broke up and crashed at 21.04 hours at Heath Farm - between Hook Horton & Great Rollright. Both New Zealanders aboard the aircraft were killed. Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 22 July 2019 - Source : www.aircrewremembered.com (England).
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Death

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  • Death
    23 August 1945 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
    United KingdomEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Botley Cemetery, North Hinksey Lane, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England AWMM Plot H/3. Grave 117. AWMM
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  • Obituary
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  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • References
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • This record is a work in progress and was partially compiled from the “Database of New Zealand Airmen who took part in Advanced Air Training in Canada during WW2”. Researched by Ivan and Lorna Lindsey of Tauranga. N.Z. 2003 – 2012. Reproduced with permission. 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
    • 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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04 May 2024AntonioHastings DistrictResearcher
22 July 2019JeniferWairarapaResearcher

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