TANGNEY, Patrick William
(Service number 73528)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank||Private|
|Date||13 July 1888||Place of Birth||Temuka|
|Date||30 March 1917||Age||28|
|Address at Enlistment|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs I. Tangney (wife), 26 Butler Street, Timaru, New Zealand|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||38th Reinforcements D Company|
|Date||5 June 1918|
|Embarked From||Wellington, New Zealand||Destination||Liverpool, England|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With|
|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||17 Sept 1919||Reason|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
Hospitalised with VHD, 27 January 1918
|Date||15 December 1965||Age||77|
|Place of Death||Timaru|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Timaru Cemetery|
|Memorial Reference||Row 126, Plot 17 Services|
|New Zealand Memorials||St Patrick's (Waimate) Memorial list (June 2015)|
Son of Jeremiah and Margaret (Maggie) Tangney (m.1883). Patrick's other brothers who enlisted were: Walter Bernard (aka Walter George), Robert Edward, Francis Patrick, and William Patrick. Two step brothers, Tom and John Tagney, also enlisted but were reported as killed in action. Their parents are buried in Temuka Cemetery along with Jeremiah's first wife, Ellen, three daughters Cissie (Catherine), Gertrude and Lucy Anastasia, plus a son, Jeremiah. Other brothers who did not serve were: Joseph, Michael James, and two Jeremiah's. Note though that on 24 March 1887 the Timaru Herald reported Jeremiah (snr) was fined for not registering births of his children, so not all his children's names are recorded.
Patrick married Isabelle A Pyke in 1917.
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/; Waimate Cemetery records; Commonwealth War Graves Commission website; Paperspast - Timaru Herald 21 May 1918
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Researched and Written by
Tony Rippin (South Canterbury Museum); Liz Shea, SC branch NZSG
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