KIELY, Thomas
(Service number 47152)

First Rank Rifleman Last Rank Rifleman


Date Unknown Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Burkes Pass
Occupation Labourer Carter
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs M. Kiely (mother), 23 Brìghton Street,Kaikorai, Dunedin, New Zealand
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigrade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 25th Reinforcements, G Company
Date 26 April 1917
Transport Turakina
Embarked From Wellington, New Zealand Destination Plymouth, England
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 29 March 1918 Age 27
Place of Death Somme, France
Cause Killed in action
Memorial or Cemetery Bertrancourt Military Cemetery, Somme, France
Memorial Reference Plot2. Row B, Grave 8
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru; Kaikorai School Roll of Honour; Mackenzie War Memorial, Fairlie, 2016 additions

Biographical Notes

Thomas Kiely was the on of Thomas and Margaret Kiely,of Dunedin, New Zealand. Kiely, Thomas, Burkes Pas, carter, first military service ballot for No.10 (South Canterbury) recruiting district.


Cenotaph database (October 2014); Timaru Herald 25 Nov 1916 (

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