McNAMARA, Thomas
(Service number 24196)

First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date Unknown Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs Bridget Hansen (sister), c/o A Hansen, Blacksmith, Geraldine, NZ.
Religion Roman Catholic
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation NZEF
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 13th Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry Battalion, C Company.
Date 27 May 1916
Transport Willochra or Tofua
Embarked From Wellington, NZ Destination Plymouth or Devonport, England.
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With NZ Machine Gun Corps.

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

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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

Post-war Occupations


Date 26 March 1921 Age 39 years
Place of Death
Cause Died after discharge from the NZEF from wounds inflicted or disease contracted while on active service.
Memorial or Cemetery Geraldine Cemetery, South Canterbury, NZ.
Memorial Reference New Row 121, Plot 11.
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru; Geraldine War Memorial

Biographical Notes

Son of James & Mary Ann McNamara, "Cottesmere", Kyeburn, Otago.



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Lesley Tennent (SC branch NZSG)

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