KEAY, Thomas
(Service number 15915)

First Rank Lance Sergeant Last Rank Lance Sergeant


Date Unknown Place of Birth Fairlie, Canterbury, New Zeand

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin John Keay (father), George Road, Fairlie, Canterbury, New zealand
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 6th Reinforcements 3rd Battalion, G Company
Date 26 July 1916
Transport Waitemata or Ulimoroa
Embarked From Wellington, New zealand Destination Devonport, England
Other Units Served With D Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd
Last Unit Served With New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 3rd Battalion, D Company

Military Awards

Service Medals
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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 30 November 1917 Age 25
Place of Death Ypres, Belgium
Cause Killed in action
Memorial or Cemetery Hooge Crater Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Memorial Reference I.F. 7
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru; Fairlie War Memorial

Biographical Notes

Thomas Keay was the son of John and Alice Keay.


Cenotaph database (October 2014)

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Ann Munro, SC branch NZSG

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