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Kenneth Anderson Bayne

Portrait Trooper Kenneth 'Kenny' Anderson Bayne. - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait Trooper Kenneth 'Kenny' Anderson Bayne. - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Kenneth Anderson AWMM
  • Surname
    Bayne AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Kenny AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 11/774A AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1888 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Porangahau, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    William Bayne (father), Ruanui, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 February 1915 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 11/774A AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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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
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
    Drowned AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of William and Ellen Bayne, Bell's Junction, Mataroa.

    Drowned at sea ex Gallipoli AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    25 November 1916 AWMM
    Age 27 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Particulars of the circumstances in which Trooper K. A. Bayne, of the Wellington Mounteds, lost his life were received on the arrival of the Ruahine at Auckland. As the steamer was about 150 miles from Pitcairn Island on the evening of Saturday, November 25th, a baby, Theodore Edward Auston, aged two years and ten months, while alone in a cabin, crawled into a porthole, through which it fell into the sea. Bayne, who was leaning over the rail above the cabin evidently saw the child fall, for he at once jumped overboard to attempt to rescue it. Illuminated buoys were thrown overboard, and an emergency lifeboat was quickly launched, but a lengthy search failed to discover either the baby or the would-be rescuer. The place was infested by sharks, some 10 feet long, following the lifeboat. Deceased was very well known in this district, and extremely popular; he lived for many years with the Stewart family at Konini, and was a prominent athlete. He represented the Bush Union in representative football, and was a member of the Konini Football Club. He also won several wrestling matches. The late Trooper Bayne was in his 28th year. He left New Zealand with the third reinforcements, being severely wounded at Gallipoli, and had lost the use of an arm as the result. Deceased was a P.C.R. of the Foresters' Order. His death, particularly under such tragic circumstances, will be deeply regretted. (from an article that originally appeared in the Pahiatua Herald and reproduced in the Chronicles of the N.Z.E.F., 28 February 1917, p. 7)

    Trooper Bayne, who was well known as 'Kenny,' was for some time employed in the Wellington Coy. orderly room, and afterwards in the orderly room of No. 1 Coy., at Hornchurch. He was greatly respected by all who came into contact with him, and it is said by those who were the most familiar with him that he died as he had lived, for he was self-sacrificing at all times. His wounded arm was at times very painful, but never a word of complaint ever came from him. He must often have suffered considerably rather than neglect his work. The receipt of the news in Hornchurch was a severe blow to all who knew Kenny, and the only consolation they have is that they claimed as a 'chum' one who died so heroically. (from an article entitled 'A Tribute from His Hornchurch Cobbers', Chronicles of the N.Z.E.F., 28 February 1917, p. 7) AWMM
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  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Wellington Provincial Memorial, Karori Cemetery, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
    • Wellington Provincial Memorial, Karori Cemetery, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
    • The "Kenny" Bayne Memorial, Pahiatua, New Zealand. AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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