MCKEE, Cornelius Patrick
(Service number 52638)
|First Rank||Last Rank|
|Date||16 July 1888||Place of Birth||Waimate|
|Date||29 January 1917||Age||28|
|Address at Enlistment||Waihaorunga|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Owen McKee (father) Waihaorunga|
|Medical Information||Left inguinal hernia, Hammertoe|
|Served with||New Zealand Armed Forces (?)||Served in|
|Body on Embarkation|
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Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
|Date||7 August 1919||Reason||Medical discharge - unfit for service|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||3 December 1968||Age||79|
|Place of Death||Waimate|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Waimate Cemetery|
|Memorial Reference||Plot 965, Blk 22|
|New Zealand Memorials||St Patrick's (Waimate) Memorial list (June 2015)|
One of nine children of Owen Francis and Margaret McKee, including brothers Joseph Francis, Cornelius Patrick, Bernard, and Owen James Francis McKeewho were also called to serve.
Cornelius was discharged from the army due to a hernia, having only got as far as having a medical examination, before returning to his farm. After the war Cornelius married Ethel May Elderton in 1927. One son, Cornelius, died 1929 age two days and is also buried in Waimate Cemetery.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph database (May 2015); Archives New Zealand; New Zealand BDM Historical Records online; Billion Graves at http://billiongraves.com/; Paperspast; ancestry.co.au
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