KEEN, William
(Service number 43990)

First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date 29 November 1895 Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Clerk
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin G. W. KEEN (father), 61 Le Cren Street, Timaru
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with New Zealand Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 23rd Reinforcements Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company
Date 2 April 1917
Transport Corinthic 
Embarked From Wellington Destination Plymouth, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Infantry Regiment, 3rd Battalion

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

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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 21 April 1918 Age 22 years
Place of Death France
Cause Died of wounds
Memorial or Cemetery Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No. 1, Somme, France
Memorial Reference VI. C. 80.
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru; Timaru Boys' High School Memorial Window; Waimataitai School War Memorial

Biographical Notes

Son of George & Elizabeth KEEN, of 61 Le cren St, Timaru


Cenotaph Database [06 January 2014]; CWGC [06 January 2014]

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