SUGRUE, John Michael
(Service number 16968)

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Date 7 September 1884 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date 11 December 1915 Age 30 years 4 months
Address at Enlistment 76 Grey Street
Occupation Chef
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Father [sic], William Street, Timaru
Religion Roman Catholic
Medical Information Height 5 feet 8½ inches.

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Date 30 November 1957 Age 74 years
Place of Death Greytown
Memorial or Cemetery Greytown Cemetery
Memorial Reference Lawn 3, Block 18
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

John Michael SUGRUE was the oldest son of Irish-born Michael and Julia (née CRONIN) SUGRUE. He had previously been rejected as unfit for the military forces on account of ill health. His brothers, Michael James and Peter, both served overseas in World War I.


NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [05 January 2016]; School Admission records (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [05 January 2016]; Headstone transcription Greytown Cemetery (South Canterbury Branch NZSG cemetery records) [05 January 2016]

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