MCKEE, Cornelius Patrick
(Service number 52638)

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Date 16 July 1888 Place of Birth Waimate

Enlistment Information

Date 29 January 1917 Age 28
Address at Enlistment Waihaorunga
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Owen McKee (father) Waihaorunga
Religion Roman Catholic
Medical Information Left inguinal hernia, Hammertoe

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Served with New Zealand Armed Forces (?) Served in
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Date 7 August 1919 Reason Medical discharge - unfit for service

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Date 3 December 1968 Age 79
Place of Death Waimate
Memorial or Cemetery Waimate Cemetery
Memorial Reference Plot 965, Blk 22
New Zealand Memorials St Patrick's (Waimate) Memorial list (June 2015)

Biographical Notes

One of nine children of Owen Francis and Margaret McKee, including brothers Joseph Francis, Cornelius Patrick, Bernard, and Owen James Francis McKeewho were also called to serve.

Cornelius was discharged from the army due to a hernia, having only got as far as having a medical examination, before returning to his farm. After the war Cornelius married Ethel May Elderton in 1927. One son, Cornelius, died 1929 age two days and is also buried in Waimate Cemetery.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph database (May 2015); Archives New Zealand; New Zealand BDM Historical Records online; Billion Graves at; Paperspast;

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