(Service number 91066)

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Date 2 June 1898 Place of Birth St Andrews, South Canterbury

Enlistment Information

Date 26 August 1918 Age
Address at Enlistment Salisbury, via Timaru
Occupation Farm labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs N. O'DONOGHUE (mother), Salisbury, Via Timaru
Religion Roman Catholic
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Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

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Date 10 February 1969 Age 70 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 59, Plot 1549
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

William O'Donoghue was the third son of John and Norah (née Geaney) O'Donoghue. He was educated at Esk Valley and Salisbury schools. In 1925 William married Kathleen Violet McLauchlan.


NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [26 January 2018]; School Admission records (South Canterbury Branch NZSG); [28 January 2018]; Timaru Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [28 January 2018]

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