MABEN, Keppock Macdonald
(Service number 18913)

First Rank Second Lieutenant Last Rank Captain


Date Unknown Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation School teacher
Previous Military Experience Cadets (at school; non-commissioned officer; senior sergeant of his company).
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs B. M. MABEN (mother), Park Lane, Timaru
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 6th reinforcements 4th Battalion, H Company
Date 29 July 1916
Transport Waitemata or Ulimaroa
Embarked From Wellington Destination Devonport, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With New Zealand Rifle Brigade

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 26 August 1918 Age 22 yrs
Place of Death Bapaume, France
Cause Killed in action
Memorial or Cemetery Achiet-le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France; Memorial stone on grave of uncle (Walter Halli-Burton MacDonald) in Dean Cemetery, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Memorial Reference III. G. 11.
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru; Timaru Boys High School Memorial; Waimataitai School War Memorial (as MABIN K. MC)

Biographical Notes

Youngest son of Mrs F. M. MABEN. Educated at Timaru Main School & Timaru Boys High School. On teaching staff at Waimataitai School when he joined the 14th Reinforcements as a lieutenant (1916). Last rank held listed as Temporary Captain. Brother Thomas William MABEN also served in WWI.


Cenotaph Database [18 November 2013]; CWGC [18 November 2013]; Timaru Herald, 10 January 1916, 09 September 1918, 11 & 14 September 1918, 26 August 1919 (Papers Past) [04 November 2013; 13 March 2014]

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