O'KEEFE, Bernard Daniel
(Service number 60250)

Aliases Bert
First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date 11 March 1897 Place of Birth Kerrytown

Enlistment Information

Date 11 April 1917 Age 20 years
Address at Enlistment 62 North Street, Palmerston North
Occupation Flaxcutter
Previous Military Experience J Battery New Zealand Field Artillery - still serving
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs D. O;KEEFE (mother), 62 North Street, Palmerston North
Religion Roman Catholic
Medical Information Height 5 feet 4½ inches. Weight 140 lbs. Chest measurement 32-39 inches. Complexion fair. Eyes blue. Hair light brown. Sight, hearing & colour vision all normal. Limbs well formed. Full & perfect movement of all joints. Chest well formed. Heart & lungs normal. Teeth good. No illnesses. Free from hernia, varicocele, varicose veins, haemorrhoids, inveterate or contagious skin disease. Vaccinated. Good bodily & mental health. No slight defects. No fits.

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 30th Reinforcements, F Company
Date 13 October 1917
Transport Corinthic
Embarked From Destination Liverpool, Merseyside, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With 2nd Battalion Canterbury Regiment

Military Awards

Campaigns Western European
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 23 May 1919 Reason On Termination of his Period of Engagement.

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 23 July 1974 Age 77 years
Place of Death Palmerston North
Memorial or Cemetery Kelvin Grove Cemetery, Palmerston North
Memorial Reference Area DA, Block 004, Plot 005
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Bernard Daniel O'Keefe was the son of Denis and Mary Ann (née Moore) O'Keefe.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [11 September 2016]; NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ Ref. AABK 18805 W5922 0088093) [13 September 2016]; Kelvin Grove Cemetery, Palmerston North, headstone image & burial record (Palmerston North City Council) [11 September 2016]; Otago Daily Times, 6 September 1918, Dominion, 7 September 1918, 11 April 1919, Evening Post, 8 April 1919, Manawatu Standard, 7 & 26 April 1919, Manawatu Times, 17 June 1920, Manawatu Daily Times, 20 August 1920, New Zealand Herald, 2 May 1933 (Papers Past) [12 September 2016]

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