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George Kells Kells

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    George Kells AWMM
  • Surname
    Kells AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    32 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    17 April 1887 Noel Smith Research Project
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
    Cabinet Maker/Civilian AWMM
    Cabinet-maker for Messrs Parsons and Brown in Wellington AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs J. F. Kells, Duddington Street, Palmerston North, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • Relief of Kimberley AWMM
    • Paardeberg AWMM
    • Driefontein AWMM
    • 24 May 1900-31 May 1902 Transvaal AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    32 AWMM
  • Military service
    • Wanganui Rifles 1885- AWMM
    • Patea Rifles AWMM
    • Hawera Mounted Rifles 1899- AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    South Africa Insurance agent/Civilian AWMM
  • 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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 8.5 inches AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, South Africa AWMM
      Malaria, treated in South Africa, granted sick leave in New Zealand AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Kells married Miss Eva Jervis on the 4 April 1904.

    Kells acted as despatch rider for General Mahon when near Rustenburg, and also for the Earl of Athlone (then Prince Alexander of Teck), the Principal Staff Officer. (Stowers, p.166)

    He departed South Africa aboard the S.S. 'Orient'. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Kelvin Grove Cemetery, Palmerston North, New Zealand AWMM
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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