KEEN, Charles Richard John
(Service number 7/1630)

First Rank Trooper Last Rank


Date 22 May 1895 Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Livery Stables, Temuka
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin W. KEEN (father), Woodbury Road, Geraldine
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation 7th Reinforcements
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Canterbury Mounted Rifles
Date 9 October 1915
Transport Aparima or Navua or Warrimoo
Embarked From Wellington Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 13 August 1960 Age 65 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Ashburton Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Son of William & Elizabeth Jane (nee BECKLEY) KEEN. Educated at Orari Bridge & Woodbury Schools. Married Rita Winifred BROWN in 1926.


Cenotaph Database [06 January 2014]; NZ BDM (DiA Historical Records) [06 January 2014]; School Admission Records (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [06 January 2014]; Ashburton Burial Records [06 January 2014]

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