(Service number 63056)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank|
|Date||16 July 1897||Place of Birth||Timaru|
|Date||31 July 1917||Age||20|
|Address at Enlistment||Care of FW Burson, Waihaorunga|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs J. Sugrue (mother), William Street, Timaru, New Zealand|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||32nd Reinforcements, Otago Infantry Regiment, D Company|
|Date||21 November 1917|
|Embarked From||Wellington, New Zealand||Destination||Liverpool, England|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With|
|Campaigns||Didn't serve in any campaigns due to illness|
|Service Medals||British War Medal, Victory Medal|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
|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
|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)|
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 http://www.timaru.govt.nz/
No documents available.
Researched and Written by
Tony Rippin (South Canterbury Museum); Liz Shea, SC branch NZSG
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