NIALL, George Patrick
(Service number 6/521)

First Rank Private Last Rank Corporal


Date 7 February 1885 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date 17 August 1914 Age 29
Address at Enlistment 18 Buchanan Street, Timaru
Occupation Labourer for P. O'Hagan
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin G.Niall (brother), 102 Grafton Rd, Auckland & Miss A Niall, C.- Mrs J. Kerr, 18 Lomes Rd, Papanui, Christchurch
Religion Roman Catholic
Medical Information 5ft 8in, 164lbs, fair complexion, grey eyes, brown hair

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation Main Body
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Canterbury Infantry Battalion
Date 16 October 1914
Transport Tahiti or Athenic
Embarked From Canterbury Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Campaigns Egyptian and Gallipoli
Service Medals British War Medal, Victory Medal, 1914-1915 Star
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 7 September 1916 Reason No longer physically fit on account of wounds received in action.

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Gunshot wounds to mouth - permanent disbility

Post-war Occupations



Date 30 May 1954 Age 69 years
Place of Death Timaru
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 95, Plot 92
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

George Patrick Niall was the son of Daniel William and Noah (née Carroll) Niall. He married Esther Davidson on 27 December 1920. His brother Gerald Hugh Niall, who was nominated as his next-of-kin, also served in World War I. Brother Thomas Niall was called up for service. Corporal Niall, who had been severely wounded, was warmly welcomed home in February 1916 by the Timaru Hibernian Society. Five times he had gone out to bring in wounded comrades, The fifth time he was hit by a bullet which took away part of his jaw-bone. [Timaru Herald, 16 February 1916\


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [18 February 2018 & August 2021]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [18 February 2018]Timaru Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [20 February 2018]; Timaru Herald, 16 February 1916 (Papers Past) [18 February 2018]; Assorted records at [August 2021]

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