KEELEY, John Leonard
(Service number 82068)
|First Rank||Last Rank||Private|
|Date||29 June 1887||Place of Birth||Lumsden|
|Address at Enlistment||Otipua, c/o G.P.O., Timaru|
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|Next of Kin||Mra A. M. KEELEY (wife), c/o Mrs Boston, Winchester, Canterbury|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
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|Date||15 July 1949||Age||63 years|
|Place of Death|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Temuka Cemetery|
|Memorial Reference||General Section, Row 185, Plot 562|
|New Zealand Memorials|
John Leonard Keeley was the son of Charles and Maria Keeley of Southland. He was educated at Lumsden and Forbury, Dunedin, schools. In 1910 he married Alice Maud Bosto. Their son, Boston Leonard Kelley, died at the age of 4. He served in New Zealand only (in camp). His grave in the Temuka Cemetery is marked with a serviceman's headstone. John's brother, George Cambray Keeley, was killed in action in 1917 in France.
NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [19 March 2017]; Temuka Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [19 March 2017]
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