(Service number 23/532)
|Aliases||Alternative spelling for surname - NELIGAN|
|First Rank||Rifleman||Last Rank||Rifleman|
|Date||2 February 1876||Place of Birth||Ireland|
|Date||29 May 1915||Age||39 years|
|Address at Enlistment||Gladstone Hotel, Maclaggan Street|
|Occupation||Labourer (N.Z. Government Railways)|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||F. NELLIGAN (brother), Pleasant Point, South Canterbury|
|Medical Information||Height 5 feet 7 inches. Weight 140 lbs. Chest measurement 35-38 inches. Complexion medium. eyes grey. Hair brown. Sight - both eys 6/6. Hearing & colour vision both good. Limbs well formed. Full & perfect movement of all joints. Chest well formed. Heart & lungs normal. Teeth satisfactory. Free from hernia, varicocele, varicose veins, haemorrhoids, inveterate or contagious skin disease. Good bodily & mental health. No slight defects. No distinctive marks or marks indicating congenital pecularities or previous diseas. Fit.|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 1st Battalion|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||B Company|
|Date||9 October 1915|
|Transport||Maunganui or Tahiti or Aparima or Navua or Warrimoo|
|Embarked From||Wellington||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||Rifle Brigade|
|Campaigns||Egyptian; Egyptian Expeditionary Force; Western European|
|Service Medals||1914-1915 Star; British War Medal; Victory Medal|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
|Date||13 May 1917||Reason||No longer physically fit for War Service on account of Wounds received in Action.|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
Gunshot wound left arm, paralysis of hand
|Date||19 April 1948||Age||73 years|
|Place of Death||Timaru|
|Notices||Timaru Herald, 20 April 1948|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Timaru Cemetery|
|Memorial Reference||Services Section, Row 106. Plot 1|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Timothy Nelligan was born in Abbey-faele, County Limerick, Ireland on 2 February 1876, to Francis and Catherine Nelligan (nee Nolan).
Timothy's brother Francis also resided in New Zealand by the time of the First World War, and likely other brothers - Daniel, and Michael. He was working in South Canterbury as a labourer when he enlisted on 10 February 1915. He gave his next of kin as his brother Francis Nelligan, publican at Nelligan’s Railway Hotel, Pleasant Point. Timothy was described as 38 years old, single, Roman Catholic, 5ft 7in, 140lb, medium complexion, with grey eyes. He gave his address as the Gladstone Hotel, Maclaggan Street, Dunedin, and his last employer as the NZ Government Railways.
Timothy was attested on 29 May 1915 and embarked at Wellington on 9 October as a rifleman with B Company, NZ Rifle Brigade, 1st Battalion. Nelligan took part in the Gallipoli and Western Front campaigns. In September 1916 in France he received a gunshot wound to his left arm, and sent to England to recover. He was discharged on 13 May 1917 as no longer physically fit for duty with ongoing paralysis in his left hand as a result of his wounds. He had served one year 350 days. He received British War Medal, Victory Medal, and 1914-1915 Star for his service.
In the 1925 electoral roll Timothy Nelligan was listed as gaving become a tally clerk living at 1 Barnard St, Timaru. He died 24 April 1948 and is buried in Timaru Cemetery.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [13 August 2016]; NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ ref. AABK 18805 W5549 0085612) [14 August 2016]; Temuka Leader, 4 November 1902, Otago Daily Times, 31 May 1915, 12 October 1915, 12 December 1916, Timaru Herald, 2 October 1916, 22 December 1916, 7 November 1917, 13 December 1917, Star, 18 November 1916 (Papers Past) [13 August 2016]; Timaru Herald, 20 April 1948 (Timaru District Library) [15 August 2016]; SCRoll web submission by C O'Keefe, 24 July 2021
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