TWOMEY, Jeremiah
(Service number 40729)

First Rank Rifleman Last Rank


Date 9 October 1890 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Barman
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs T. TWOMEY (mother), Highbank, Canterbury
Religion Roman Catholic
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Reinforcements G Company
Date 14 March 1917
Transport Ruapehu
Embarked From Wellington Destination Devonport, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Service Medals
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

Post-war Occupations

Barman; Farm assistant


Date 15 April 1959 Age 67 years
Place of Death Timaru
Memorial or Cemetery Waimate Old Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Jeremiah TWOMEY was born in Timaru, the son of Irish-born Timothy and Nora Annie (Annie, nee DILLON) TWOMEY. He attended Albury and Temuka schools. His brother Thomas TWOMEY also served in WWI.


Cenotaph Database [21 January 2015]; School Admission Records (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [21 January 2015]; Probate Record (Archives New Zealand & FamilySearch) [21 January 2015]; NZ Electoral Rolls ( [21 January 2015]; Waimate headstones & burial records transcription (South Canterbury Branch NZSG & [21 January 2015]

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