CLEARY, Francis Patrick
(Service number 64701)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank||Sergeant|
|Date||26 March 1890||Place of Birth||Waimate, Canterbury|
|Address at Enlistment||61 Ellice Street, Wellington|
|Previous Military Experience||South Canterbury Regiment - disbanded|
|Next of Kin||Mrs Maria CLEARY (mother), Waimate, Canterbury|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
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|Date||22 January 1954||Age||63 years|
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|Memorial or Cemetery||Papatoetoe Old Cemetery|
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Francis Patrick Cleary was the eldest son of Irish-born Thomas and Maria (née Fahey) Cleary. In 1906 he was a letter carrier at Waimate. He married Margaret Keane on 27 September 1922 at the Church of Our Lady of the Rosary, Hamilton. His brother Michael was also called up.
NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [16 December 2018]; Papatoetoe Cemetery headstone transcription (NZSG cemetery records) [16 December 2018]; information from Ken Elliot, 18 September 2018
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