(Service number 91074)
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|Date||12 March 1889||Place of Birth||Ashburton|
|Address at Enlistment||St Andrews, Timaru|
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|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
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|Date||15 February 1960||Age||69 years|
|Place of Death||173 Carmen Road, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch (residence)|
|Cause||Result of an accident|
|Notices||Timaru Herald, 16 Februsry 1960|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Timaru Cemetery|
|Memorial Reference||General Section, Row 97, Plot 21|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Thomas SHEEHAN who was born on 12 March 1889 at Ashburton, was the son of John and Julia (née O'BRIEN) SHEEHAN. he attended the Marist Brothers School in Timaru, and the St Andrews and Pareora schools. When he was drawn in the ballot in September 1917 he was a farmer workig for his father at St Andrews. This was a double ballot drawn from the names of First Reservists for two Reinforcements. Thomas was appealed for by his father who said that he himself was 64 years old and farmed 135 acres, and that Thomas was his only son. A sine die adjournment was granted at this time and again in May 1918. There was a further appeal in July 1918, as the father would again put in a good acreage of wheat; and yet again in August 1918.
Timaru Herald, 4 & 26 September 1917, 16 May 1918, 3 July 1918, 28 August 1918 (Papers Past) [03 January 2016]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [04 January 2016]; School Admission records (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [04 January 2016]; Headstone image Timaru Cemetery (Timaru District Council) [04 January 2016]; Timaru herald, 16 February 1960 (Timaru District Library) [05 January 2016]
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