KEENE, Robert William George
(Service number 54050)

First Rank Rifleman Last Rank


Date 11 May 1888 Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Bricklayer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs L. KEENE (mother), Eversley Road, Waimataitai, Timaru
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 27th Reinforcements G Company
Date 16 July 1917
Transport Athenic
Embarked From Wellington Destination Liverpool, England
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 Age 70 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Robert William George KEENE was the elsest of the eight sons and one daughter of George Sydney and Lydia (nee MARCHALL) KEENE. Two brothers - Percy Joseph and Sydney James - also served in WWI.


Cenotaph Database [21 September 2014]

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