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KELK, William Watson
(Service number 8/60)

Aliases
First Rank Corporal Last Rank Sergeant

Birth

Date Unknown Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Frank Kelk (father), Otekaike, Oamaru, New Zealand
Religion
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with New Zealand Armed Forces (?) Served in
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation Main Body
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Otago Infantry Battalion
Date 16 October 1914
Transport Ruapehu or Hawkes Bay
Embarked From Port Chalmers, New Zealand Destination Suez, Turkey
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Otago Infantry Battalion

Military Awards

Campaigns
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

Discharge

Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations

Death

Date 13 July 1915 Age 23
Place of Death Gallipoli, Turkey
Cause Killed in action
Notices
Memorial or Cemetery Shrapnel Valley Cemetery, Anzac, Turkey
Memorial Reference III. D. 1
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru; Hakataramea War Memorial (lists W Kelk)

Biographical Notes

William Kelk was the son of Frank and Frances Kelk, of Oamaru, New Zealand

Sources

Cenotaph database (October 2014)

External Links

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Researched and Written by

Ann Munro, SC branch NZSG

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