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David Smith Laing Keay

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Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 385 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 385 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    David Smith Laing AWMM
  • Surname
    Keay AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 6/487 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    21 September 1891 AWMM TimaruCanterbury AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 11 August 1914 AWMM Theodocia Street, Timaru, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    John Keay (father), Theodocia Street, Timaru, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

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
  • Enlistment
    WW1 11 August 1914 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    Clerk AWMM
    TimaruCanterbury 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 10 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      138 pounds AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Blue AWMM
    • Distinguishing marks, Unknown Period AWMM
      small scar below eye; lower false teeth except incisors and canines AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of John Keay and Christina Binnie Keay

    Served total 2 years 358 days. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    21 February 1959 AWMM
    DannevirkeManawatu-Wanganui AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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Sources

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