HENNESSY, Nickolas
(Service number 6/3347)

Aliases Cornelius
First Rank Private Last Rank


Date 12 April 1888 Place of Birth Washdyke

Enlistment Information

Date 15 Aug 1914-31 Dec 1915 Age
Address at Enlistment Smithfield, Timaru
Occupation Slaughterman (Smithfield Freezing Works)
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Dennis Hennessey (father), Washdyke, Timaru
Religion Roman Catholic
Medical Information Four tattoos on his right forearm, including one of the fully rigged Timaru ship La Bella and another of locked hearts.

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation 8th Reinforcements
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Canterbury Infantry Battalion
Date 13 November 1915
Transport Willochra or Tofua
Embarked From Wellington Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Campaigns Egyptian, Egyptian Expeditionary Force, Western Europe
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


Date Age
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru (as C N HENNESSEY)

Biographical Notes

On the Cenotaph record his surname is spelt as Hennessey. The tattoo of the ship is of the barquentine `La Bella', owned by D C Turnbull and Co of Timaru which engaged in trading from 1901-1905.


Auckland War memorial Museum Cenotaph Database (January 2015)

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Researched and Written by

David Batchelor, South Canterbury Museum

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