KEEN, William James Edwin
(Service number 5/698)

Aliases Name recorded as William James Edward KEEN on Cenotaph Database
First Rank Driver Last Rank


Date 17 March 1893 Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Mount Somers, Canterbury
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin William KEEN (father), Woodbury Road, Geraldine
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation 8th Reinforcements
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Army Service Corps
Date 13 November 1915
Transport Willochra or Tofua
Embarked From Wellington Destination Suez, Egypt
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 67 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Son of William & Elizabeth Jane (nee BECKLEY) KEEN. Educated at Orari Bridge & Woodbury Schools. Died in 1960. Brothers Charles Richard John KEEN & Walter Henry Owen KEEN also served in WWI.


Cenotaph Database [06 January 2014]; NZ BDM (DiA Historical Records) [06 January 2014]; School Admission Records (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [06 January 2014]

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