GEANEY, Daniel Patrick
(Service number 26/993)

Aliases Dan
First Rank Rifleman Last Rank Rifleman


Date 18 July 1886 Place of Birth Timaru, New Zealand

Enlistment Information

Date 11 October 1915 Age 29 years
Address at Enlistment Inchbonnie
Occupation Bushman
Previous Military Experience Brunnerton Volunteers - disbanded
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Humphrey GEANEY (father), Brunnerton, West Coast
Religion Roman Catholic
Medical Information Height 5 feet 11 inches. Weight 149 lbs. Chest measurement 35½-38½ inches. Complexion dark. Eyes blue. Hair dark. Sight - both eyes D - 6/6. Hearing good. Colour vision normal. Limbs well formed. Full & perfect movement of all joints. Chest well formed. Heart & lungs normal. Teeth fair. No illnesses. Free from hernia, varicocele, varicose veins, haemorrhoids, inveterate or contagious skin disease. Vaccinated. good bodily & mental health, No slight defects. No fits. Fit for Field Force.

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 4th Battalion, C Company
Date 5 February 1916
Transport Ulimaroa or Mokoia or Navua
Embarked From Wellington Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Service Medals British War Medal; Victory Medal
Military Awards Military Medal

Award Circumstances and Date

Continuous good work in patrolling for the 4th Battalion, 3rd New Zealand (Rifle) Brigade. On the night of the 12th and 13th July, while on patrol duty, he brought an officer and a sergeant, who were wounded,back to our trenches. On the night of July 14/15th during a raid by a party from the 4th Battalion, 3rd New Zealand (Rifle) Brigade, he saw a party of Germans leave their trenches, and he crawled forward and threw six boombs at them, driving them back. On his way back to report, he was seriously wounded. 27 August 1916

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
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Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

15 July 1916 wounded in head & hips; admitted to hospital. 16 July admitted to Mile End Military Hospital, with gunshot wounds to neack & jaw - dangerously ill.

Post-war Occupations


Date 27 July 1916 Age 30 years
Place of Death 1st General Hospital, Camberwell, London, England
Cause Died of wounds (to neck & jaw)
Memorial or Cemetery Nunhead (All Saints) Cemetery, London, England
Memorial Reference 52. 33511 C
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Daniel Patrick Geaney was the son of Humphrey and Catherine (née O'Brien) Geaney, of Brunnerton, West Coast.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [15 August 2016]; NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ Ref. AABK 18805 W5539 0043792) [16 August 2016]; CWGC [15 August 2016]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [15 August 2016]; Grey River Argus, 1 October 1915, 5 July 1915, 25 & 31 July 1916, 1 August 1916, 16, 19 & 20 April 1917, Press, 31 July 1916, North Otago Times, 1 August 1916, New Zealand Tablet, 7 September 1916 (incl. photo), New Zealand Herald, 22 & 23 September 1916, Otago Daily Times, 24 October 1916, Star, 7 November 1916, Colonist, 13 February 1917, Feilding Star, 22 February 1917 (Papers Past) [15, 16 17, 19 & 21 August 2016]

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