SUGRUE, Michael
(Service number 63056)

Aliases Michael James
First Rank Private Last Rank


Date 16 July 1897 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date 31 July 1917 Age 20
Address at Enlistment Care of FW Burson, Waihaorunga
Occupation Teamster
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs J. Sugrue (mother), William Street, Timaru, New Zealand
Religion Roman Catholic
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 32nd Reinforcements, Otago Infantry Regiment, D Company
Date 21 November 1917
Transport Maunganui
Embarked From Wellington, New Zealand Destination Liverpool, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Campaigns Didn't serve in any campaigns due to illness
Service Medals 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 26/03/1919 Reason Unfit, with Chronic Pulmonary disease

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Hospitalised 8 January 1918 with Bronchitis. Moved to Codford in February 1918; Hospitalised April 1918, in the Military hospital, Aberdeen, with Influenza

Post-war Occupations


Date 22 November 1974 Age 77
Place of Death Timaru
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference Row 150 Plot 1460
New Zealand Memorials St Patrick's (Waimate) Memorial list (June 2015)

Biographical Notes

Michael was the son of Michael and Julia Sugrue (nee Cronin) who married in 1882.

After the war Michael married 1Jean Sarah Feeley (aka Sarah Jane) in 1927 . The couple are buried together and their headstone notes death of twin sons, William and Joseph who died in 1941.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph database (May 2015); Archives New Zealand; New Zealand BDM Historical Records online; Timaru District Council Cemetery Database online at

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Researched and Written by

Tony Rippin (South Canterbury Museum); Liz Shea, SC branch NZSG

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