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Gordon Kay

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Portrait
Portrait AWMM

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Gordon AWMM
  • Surname
    Kay AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    72311 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    9 December 1913 AWMM DunedinOtago AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • Pre 9 October 1940 AWMM 33 Lawrence Street, Herne Bay, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Unknown AWMM 33 Lawrence Street, Herne Bay, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mr G. kay (father), 411 Castle Street, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mr Stanley Isitt Kay (uncle), 36 Tama St, Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Pacific AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    72311 AWMM
  • Military service
    Served with College Cadets for two years AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 9 October 1940 AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
    Orchardist/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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 feet 8 inches AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Blue AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Fair AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      Fair AWMM
    • Died of Sickness, Cause of Death AWMM
      Pneumonia AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Gordon Kay and his wife Eunice were married on 9 February 1946. They had three children, Alastair, Elizabeth, and Susan.

    He was quite fond of his children and grandchildren and was willing to make personal sacrifices for their sake.

    Gordon Kay was actively involved in the Fruitgrowers' Federation during his post-war working life as a West Auckland orchardist's and his favourite hobby for many years was rifle shooting. He was a regular at the Huapai Rifle Range and often scored 100 on the targets. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    6 August 2000 AWMM
    Age 86 AWMM
    HobsonvilleAuckland AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Kumeu Cemetery, Kumeu, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Plot D23, New Area AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: New Zealand Herald, August 2000 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1942). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 7 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1942 to 31st March, 1942). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 7: WW2 77 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 9 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1942 to 31st December, 1942). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 9: WW2 212 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death notice: New Zealand Herald, August 2000 AWMM
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