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Kenneth Humphrey Begg

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    • Kenneth Humphrey AWMM
    • His middle christian name is Humphreys Public - Ross - Researcher - 9 February 2015 - Military File; NZ Roll of Honour
  • Surname
    Begg AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Kenneth Humphreys AWMM
    • Kenneth Humphreys Begg AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 12/510 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    30 September 1893 Noel Smith and Lyn Griffiths research
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Kohukohu, Hokianga, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Hannah Eliza Begg (mother), Kohukohu, Hokianga, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 12/510 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
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Kenneth Begg was the son of Hannah Eliza Begg, of Ellery St., Ngaruawahia, Waikato, Hamilton, and the late James Kemp Begg. Native of Auckland. AWMM
    • James Begg was a Scot from Glasgow who was employed at the Canterbury Foundry, Christchurch, during the 1880's. By 1887 he had moved to Kohukohu in the Hokianga district of Northland. He was employed as an engineer, probably at one of the timber mills in Kohukohu. He married Hannah Denley on July 22nd 1891 and they resided at "Isyholm" at Kohukohu. James died suddenly in December 1912 and is buried at Kohukohu beside his infant daughter.

      Ken was the second of 4 children. An elder sister, Isy Melville, died in infancy in September 1892 and there were 2 younger brothers, James Scott Denley (b.1895) and William Kemp (b.1902). Ken was born at Lincoln Street, Ponsonby, Auckland on August 30th 1893.

      Hannah lived with her son Jim following the war, first at Ngaruawahia and then later at Fielding, where she died in 1937. Jim also served with the NZEF on the Western Front. Public - Ross - Researcher - 10 February 2015 - Military File, newspaper articles, local research
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About death

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  • Death
    25 April 1915 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    GallipoliTurkey AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Lone Pine Memorial, Lone Pine Cemetery, Anzac, Turkey AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Kohukohu School (memorial gates, WW1), Hokianga, Northland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Hokianga Arch of Remembrance, Kohukohu, Hokianga, New Zealand AWMM
    • Kohukohu Town Hall, 25 Beach Road, Kohukohu, New Zealand AWMM

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22 August 2021Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
10 February 2015RossKaitaia, NZResearcher

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