Private

Ernest Keightley

Conflict: 
WW1
Additional Information: 

Son of the late Askew and Mary Keightley, of Midhirst, Taranaki, New Zealand.

References:
  • CWGC
  • Archives New Zealand
NZ WAR GRAVES
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Tena koutou, On ANZAC DAY 2013, I had the honour and privilege to visit the North Gate Cemetery, Baghdad, Iraq. During this visit I came across the headstone and grave site of 12/779 Pte Ernest Keigh... Read More
Tena koutou, On ANZAC DAY 2013, I had the honour and privilege to visit the North Gate Cemetery, Baghdad, Iraq. During this visit I came across the headstone and grave site of 12/779 Pte Ernest Keightley, NZ Auck Regt. It was a most humbling experience to be in the presence of a fellow Kiwi serviceman who like many is laid to rest far from Aotearoa. A karakia was said and a poppy was left by his headstone. I felt obliged to take a pic of his headstone for his whanau and descendants. Due to the security situation and time I was unable to find the grave sites of the other 11 NZ servicemen that are laid to rest there, however if the opportunity arises again to visit North Gate my search for them will continue. Naku noa


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Picture taken ANZAC Day 2013 North Gate Cemetery Baghdad
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Casualty

Service Number: 
121779
Name:
Ernest Keightley
Rank: 
Private
Date of Birth:
Not known
Next of Kin: 
Askew Keightley (father), Midhirst, Taranaki, New Zealand
Date of Enlistment:
Not known
Enlistment Address: 
Midhirst, Taranaki, New Zealand
Armed Force: 
Army
Unit:
NZEF, Auckland Regiment, 16 (Waikato) Company

Casualty Details

Cause of Death:
Died of sickness
Date of Death:
25 October 1916
Day of Death:
Wednesday
Age at Death: 
25
Conflict: 
WW1

Embarkation Details

Embarkation Body:
Main Body
Embarkation Place:
Auckland, New Zealand
Embarkment Date:
16 October 1914
Transport:

HMNZT 8
HMNZT 12
Vessel:
Star of India or Waimana
Destination:
Suez, Egypt

Text in italics supplied by Cenotaph Online, Auckland War Memorial Museum

Cemetery

Cemetery Reference: 
XXI. A. 5.
Cemetery Location: 
Iraq
Ernest Keightley
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