KEYES, Dominic
(Service number 53207)

Aliases Dominic Robert
First Rank Rifleman Last Rank


Date 4 October 1895 Place of Birth Dunedin

Enlistment Information

Date 13 February 1917 Age 22
Address at Enlistment 45 Bay View Road, Dunedin
Occupation Bootmaker
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs Ellen Keyes (mother), 45 Bay View Road, Dunedin, New Zealand
Religion Roman Catholic
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Reinforcements H Company
Date 16 July 1917
Transport Athenic
Embarked From Wellington, New Zealand Destination Liverpool, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Campaigns France
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 24 January 1920 Reason End of service

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Wounded 17 Apr 1918: Gun shot wound to head

Post-war Occupations


Date 5 May 1972 Age
Place of Death Waimate
Memorial or Cemetery Waimate Cemetery
Memorial Reference Plot 857 block 21
New Zealand Memorials St Patrick's (Waimate) Memorial list (June 2015)

Biographical Notes

Dominic was the son of Micheal and Ellen Keyes (nee O'Neill).

After the war Dominic married Kathleen (Catherine) Josephine Nolan in 1928.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph database (May 2015); Archives New Zealand; New Zealand BDM Historical Records online; Waimate Cemetery records

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Researched and Written by

Tony Rippin (South Canterbury Museum); Liz Shea, SC branch NZSG

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