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Keith Stuart Strode-Penny

Portrait, standing, holding gloves - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, standing, holding gloves - This image may be subject to copyright


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Keith Stuart AWMM
  • Surname
    Strode-Penny AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Keith Stuart Strode Penny AWMM
  • Service number
    NZ39932 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    5 May 1918 AWMM OamaruOtago AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • WW2 Wife: Mrs. D. R. Strode-Penny, 312 Ruahine Street, Palmerston North AWMM
    • WW2 Parents: Mr. & Mrs. W. A. Strode-Penny of Levin AWMM
  • Relationship status


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
    Pilot/Military RNZAF Biographies (R17845614)
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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  • Embarkation details

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
    Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
    Killed in an aircraft accident AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of William Alfred Strode-Penny and of Dorothy Margaret Strode-Penny (nee Russell) of Oamaru.

    Husband of Doris Ruby Strode-Penny of Palmerston North.

    His brother, Russell William Strode Penny, died less than two months later, on 18 December, while flying with 486 Squadron, RNZAF.

    The family use the name Strode-Penny. The family surname is usually shown as Penny in contemporary Air Force documents, and the BDMs. The CWGC registers published in the 1950s and also the cemetery record lists his name as Strode-Penny.

    Attended Foxton District High School (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845614)) AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    26 October 1942 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    TaurangaBay of Plenty AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Old Levin Cemetery (Tiro Tiro Road), Corner Mako Mako and Tiro Tiro Road, Levin, New Zealand AWMM General Row 46 Plot 45 AWMM
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  • Dear Keith, I am your great, great nephew. I am learning about the ANZACs at school and Grandad Penny (Jack) your brother has just celebrated his 90th birthday where you and Russell were talked about and remember by those who knew and loved you. I want to be in the airforce when I am older just like you were. Thank you for fighting for our country and our freedom. Love,Ethan
    Public - Ethan Leigh - Other Relative - 27 April 2015



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12 August 2022KelvinNorfolk, EnglandResearcher
27 April 2015Ethan LeighTaurangaOther Relative

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