Kean, Edmund Henry

Date of birth:
June 3rd, 1909 (Oamaru, New Zealand)
Date of death:
June 30th, 1977
Service number:
40758
Nationality:
New Zealander (1907-1947, Dominion UK)

Biography

Edmund Henry Kean entered service on August 21st, 1940. He served with the 17th Railway Operating Group and arrived in Egypt on May 15th, 1941. He arrived back in New Zealand on February 10th, 1944 and was honorably discharged on April 8th, 1944.

Promotions:
August 31st, 1941: Corporal;
February 16th, 1942: Acting Sergeant;
June 23rd, 1943: Temporary Sergeant;
September 23rd, 1943: Sergeant.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Sergeant
Unit:
No. 17 Railway Operating Group, Royal New Zealand Army
Awarded on:
December 6th, 1943
Awarded with "8TH ARMY" clasp.
Africa Star
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Sergeant
Unit:
No. 17 Railway Operating Group, Royal New Zealand Army
Awarded on:
May 16th, 1950
1939-1945 Star
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Sergeant
Unit:
No. 17 Railway Operating Group, Royal New Zealand Army
Awarded on:
May 16th, 1950
Defence Medal 1939-1945
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Sergeant
Unit:
No. 17 Railway Operating Group, Royal New Zealand Army
Awarded on:
May 16th, 1950
War Medal 1939-1945
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Sergeant
Unit:
No. 17 Railway Operating Group, Royal New Zealand Army
Awarded on:
May 16th, 1950
War Service Medal 1939-1945

Sources

  • - Original decorations
    - Army History file