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Ernest Keightley

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 386 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 386 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ernest AWMM
  • Surname
    Keightley AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 12/779 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1891 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Midhirst, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Askew Keightley (father), Midhirst, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 12/779 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    POW - Angora, Turkey AWMM
    17 September 1915 AWMM
    |D||Service REcord AWMM
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed or died while a Prisoner of War, Cause of Death AWMM
    Died whilst a Prisoner of War of disease AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Ernest Keightley was the son of the late Askew and Mary Jane Keightley, of Midhirst, Taranaki, New Zealand.
      Reported Prisoner of war in Turkey in the Chronicles of the N.Z.E.F. 15. 11.1916, p.129.
      Reports in the Chronicles of the N.Z.E.F. 14.3.1917, p.42, recorded that Pte. E. Keightley died at Bilemedik-Pozanti; and later in the Chronicles of the N.Z.E.F. 28.3.1917, p66, that Corporal F.J. Earles, 10/1230, has written to the NZ Prisoners of War Department stating that "five parcels for our dead comrade, E. Keightley, 12/779, were distributed to New Zealanders in Bilemedik." AWMM
    • Private Ernest Keightley - of the Auckland (Waikato Company) Infantry Battalion NZEF - was captured by Turkish Forces on 10 August 1915 - near the Apex, Gallipoli, Turkey. Private Keightley died as a POW - of Turkey - on 25 October 1916 at Turkey. Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 17 April 2018 - References (2) : (1) "New Zealanders Captured by the Ottomans" : NZ History Online : and (2) "New Zealand and World War One Prisoners of War - Turkey" :
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About death

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  • Death
    25 October 1916 AWMM
    Age 25 AWMM
    TurkeyAsia AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, Waziriah Area of the Al-Russafa district, Baghdad, Iraq AWMM XXI. A. 5. AWMM
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 386 AWMM
    • Chronicles of the N.Z.E.F. AWMM
      Chronicles of the N.Z.E.F. 15. 11.1916, p.129 AWMM
    • Chronicles of the N.Z.E.F. AWMM
      Chronicles of the N.Z.E.F. 14.3.1917, p.42 AWMM
    • Chronicles of the N.Z.E.F. AWMM
      Chronicles of the N.Z.E.F. (1917, March 28), p. 66. AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 1: Includes portrait AWMM


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13 May 2019NigelAlbury NSW, AustraliaResearcher
17 April 2018JeniferWairarapaResearcher
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