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October 1989
Newspaper Clipping
Object ID:
Object Name:
Clipping, Newspaper
Extent of Description:
Single clipping from newspaper, 14 x 14.5cm
Scope & Content:
[Newspaper clipping, square with a photograph of a man holding war medals.]

[Newspaper clipping reads]

War hero turned vicar dies at weekend aged 73

[In handwritten ink] Played bowls at Raumati South Oct 1989

Staff reporter

[First two paragraphs]

Keith Elliott, the war hero who became an Anglican priest, died in Lower Hutt on Saturday aged 73.

A farmer from Pahaitua, he rose to fame during the Second World War after being awarded the Victoria Cross. In 1947 he became the first VC to be ordained in the Anglican Church.

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Newspaper Clipping, Keith ElliottNewspaper Clipping, Keith Elliott