ENGLISH, Keith Harold
(Service number 12565)

First Rank Last Rank


Date 17 July 1896 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Grassmere, Timaru
Occupation Station cadet
Previous Military Experience 5th Mounted Rifles Kyeburn C Squadron (still serving)
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs ENGLISH (mother), Grassmere, Timaru
Religion Church of England
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 New Zealand Mounted Rifles Brigade
Date 6 May 1916
Transport Mokoia or Navua
Embarked From Wellington Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With (NZ) Imperial Camel Corps

Military Awards

Campaigns Egyptian
Service Medals British War Medal; Victory Medal
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 August 7, 1919 Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 1 August 1970 Age Opotiki
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Opotiki
Memorial Reference Plot 56 A soldiers
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Keith Harold ENGLISH was the only son of Douglas Henry Bennison and Effie Kathleen (née WHITE) ENGLISH. He attended Waimataitai School. His father, a bank manager in Timaru, died when Keith was just three years old. Not long after reaching Egypt, Keith joined the New Zealand Company of the Imperial Camel Corps (ICC). There in Egypt he served for nearly three years.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [22 April 2016]; Timaru Herald, 15 December 1903, 21 December 1906, 24 July 1915, 30 August 1915, 31 August 1916, Oamaru Mail, 7 November 1912, Evening Post, 8 May 1916, Star, 9 May 1916, Sun, 31 March 1919, Press, 20 October 1942 (Papers Past) [21 & 22 April 2016]

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