KEELEY, John Leonard
(Service number 82068)

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Date 29 June 1887 Place of Birth Lumsden

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Otipua, c/o G.P.O., Timaru
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Married
Next of Kin Mra A. M. KEELEY (wife), c/o Mrs Boston, Winchester, Canterbury
Religion Church of England
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Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 15 July 1949 Age 63 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Temuka Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 185, Plot 562
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

John Leonard Keeley was the son of Charles and Maria Keeley of Southland. He was educated at Lumsden and Forbury, Dunedin, schools. In 1910 he married Alice Maud Bosto. Their son, Boston Leonard Kelley, died at the age of 4. He served in New Zealand only (in camp). His grave in the Temuka Cemetery is marked with a serviceman's headstone. John's brother, George Cambray Keeley, was killed in action in 1917 in France.


NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [19 March 2017]; Temuka Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [19 March 2017]

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