McGUINNESS, Thomas Joseph
(Service number 41408)

First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date 21 December 1892 Place of Birth Greymouth, New Zealand (or Redfern, Sudney, Australia)

Enlistment Information

Date (1) 4 October 1916; (2) 19 March 1920 Age
Address at Enlistment Royal Hotel, Featherston
Occupation Motor Mechanic 
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Married. One child
Next of Kin Mrs T. J. McGUINNESS (wife), St Andrews, South Canterbury; C/o Geo Emery, St Andrews
Religion Roman Catholic
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 26th Reinforcements, Specialists Company, Machine-Gun Section
Date 9 June 1917
Transport Willochra
Embarked From Destination Devonport, Devon, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Wellington Infantry Regiment

Military Awards

Campaigns Western Front
Service Medals British War Medal; Victory Medal
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 9 February 1919 Reason On Termination of Period of Engagement.

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 29 May 1965 Age 74 years
Place of Death Christchurch
Memorial or Cemetery Karoro Cemetery, Greymouth
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Thomas Joseph McGuinness, born on 1 December 1891 at Greymouth, was the son of Irish-born parents, Edward Michael and Catherine McGuinness. He married Alexandra Emery on 20 March 1916 at Wellington. Their daughter - Pearl Kathleen McGuinness was born on 20 January 1917 at Timaru.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [17 July 2016]; N Z Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ Ref. AABK 18805 W5544 0073648) [31 July 2014]; Dominion, 6 January 1919 (Papers Past) [31 July 2016]

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