A Son of Hawaii Goes to War for Britain
This picture was sent from Britain giving notice that Diamond Kekona, a Hawaiian, was enlisting in the Military of the homeland of his wife, Britain. He is prepared for when he will be called to service. Those in the picture are Mr. and Mrs. Barker, Mr. and Mrs. Diamond Kekona, and Mr. and Mrs. Smith. One of the women is an older sister of Mrs. Kekona’s. And one of the men is their brother.
[When i was posting to the old Hoolaupai Face Book page, there were many letters sent by Diamond Kekona from England to his father Dick [Richard Kekona] which were posted. If anyone wants to see them reposted here, where they will be easily searchable, i can do that. I will post the first letter i found in the papers right after this as an example.]
(Kuokoa, 3/31/1916, p. 1)
Wonderful thread! Enjoyed very much learning and reading about Diamond Kekona.
YAY! One of these days, I will find all of the old posts on Diamond that i put up on the Hoolaupai fb page and repost them here so that they can be found easily…