HORGAN, Cornelius
(Service number 6/3045)

Aliases Con
First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date 17 July 1891 Place of Birth County Kerry, Ireland

Enlistment Information

Date 12 June 1915 Age 24 yrs 11 mths
Address at Enlistment Seadown
Occupation Farm Labourer (for Tozer Bros, Levels)
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Miss Addie JUBB (friend), Kensington, Timaru
Religion Roman Catholic
Medical Information Height 5 feet 8 inches. Weight 161 lbs. Complexion faair. Eyes brown. Hair brown. Sight and hearing both good. Colour vision correct. Limbs and chest well formed. Full movement of joints. Heart and lungs normal. False upper teeth; lower teeth fair. Free from hernia, varicocele, varicose veins, haemorrhoids, inveterate or contagious skin disease. Vaccinated. Good bodily and mental health. No slight defects.

Military Service

Served with New Zealand Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation 7th Reinforcements
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Canterbury Infantry Battalion
Date 9 October 1915
Transport Aparima or Navua or Warrimoo
Embarked From Wellington Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion

Military Awards

Service Medals 1914-15 Star; British War Medal; Victory Medal
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

In January 1917 he was wounded but remained on duty/

Post-war Occupations


Date 26 July 1917 Age 26 yrs
Place of Death
Cause Killed in action
Memorial or Cemetery Pont-D'Achelles Military Cemetery, Nieppe, Nord, France
Memorial Reference I. C. 3
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru; St Joseph's Church, Temuka; Temuka War Memorial

Biographical Notes

Son of Batt (Bart?) & Ellen HORGAN, of Gurrane, Co. Kerry, Ireland. Registered for compulsory military training in 1911 at Temuka. Registered for the Infantry on 2 June 1915 at Timaru. Copy of his pay book will was directed to Mrs Addie SMALLRIDGE nee Addie JUBB), Con's friend and next-of-kin on enlistment; his medals were sent to Mrs A. SMALLRIDGE (friend), 23 Otipua Road, Timaru. Addie's brother, John Thomas JUBB, also served in WWI and died soon after. His plaque and scroll were sent to his father, Mr B. HORGAN, at Gurrane, Farranfore, Kerry, Ireland. His father, Batt HORGAN, sent a touching message on the receipt - "I have rec'd With Thanks and Sorrow". .


Cenotaph Database [08 October 2013]; NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ ref. AABK 18805 W5541 0056646) [24 June 2014]; CWGC [09 October 2013]; Timaru Herald, 3 June 1915 (Papers Past) [20 February 2014]; SCRoll web submission from Michael Horgan, 6 December 2014

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