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Full Name
Kelly Grey
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
Kelly
Surname
Grey
Also Known As
Kereopa Kerei
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
62665
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Labourer
Next of Kin
Mrs R. Grey (wife), Oruaiti Beach, Waihau Bay, New Zealand
Marital Status
Married
Enlistment Address
Te Kaha, New Zealand
Military District
Opotiki
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 9th Reinforcements
Embarkation Unit
28 (Maori) Battalion
Nominal Roll Number
WW2 11
Page on Nominal Roll
WW2 51
Campaigns
Egypt
Last Unit Served
28 (Maori) Battalion
Place of Death
Egypt
Date of Death
29 September 1943
Age at Death
25
Year of Death
1943
Cause of Death
Accidentally killed on active service
Cemetery Name
El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt
Grave Reference
VIII. E. 17.
Memorial Name
Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories
Biographical Notes
Kelly Grey was the son of Rawisi and Pohatu Grey, of Te Kaha, New Zealand; husband of Rawinia Grey, of Oruaiti Beach, North Auckland.
Description of Image
Portrait, Weekly News
Additional Information
Aka kereopa Kerei as recorded in Soutar (2008)
Further References
Sources Used
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 11 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1943 to 30th June, 1943)
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
  • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139.
  • Soutar, M. (2008). Nga tama toa = The price of citizenship : C Company 28 (Maori) Battalion 1939-1945. Albany, N.Z.: David Bateman.

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