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George Thorburn Keen

Portrait of George Thorburn Keen. 'Dated on the verso as 28 October, 1917. Presumably taken after his transfer from the 10th Reinforcements of the Canterbury Infantry Regiment to the No.2 Machine Gun Company.'' Image courtesy of H. Charles, SCRoll Project, South Canterbury Museum. Image is subject to copyright restrictions.

Portrait of George Thorburn Keen. 'Dated on the verso as 28 October, 1917. Presumably taken after hi …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    George Thorburn AWMM
  • Surname
    Keen AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 6/4077 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
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  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 G.W. Keen (father), Chester Street, Timaru, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 6/4077 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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    WW1 Unknown AWMM Bootmaker/Civilian AWMM
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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
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Medical history

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Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

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Death

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  • Date of death
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  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Roll of Honour

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  • The spelling of his middle name is Thorburn...
    Public - Kerry - Direct descendant - 21 March 2017
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    SCRoll profile (South Canterbury Roll of Honour)
    https://museum.timaru.govt.nz/explore/scroll/profile?id=1708
    Further Reference
  • Documents
    New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
    26: 15 AWMM

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21 March 2017KerryChristchurch, New Zealand (born in Timaru)Direct descendant
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