CRANNITCH, Patrick James
(Service number 7/35)

First Rank Trooper Last Rank


Date Unknown Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Temuka 
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Matthew CRANNITCH (father), Temuka
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

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

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Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
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Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 6 August 1968 Age 74 yrs
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Memorial Park Cemetery, Christchurch
Memorial Reference Block 3, Row 14, Plots 494 & 495
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Son of Matthew & Ellen (nee St JOHN) CRANNITCH, Temuka. Brother John died of wounds in 1917, WWI & brother Thomas died of wounds in 1944 in WWII. Left Timaru by train on 19 August 1914. Married Hilda Beatrice.FLYNN in 1924. Patrick was incolved in cycling.


Cenotaph Database [08 October 2013]; Memorial Park Cemetery, Christchurch burial records (Christchurch City Council Cemeteries Database - online) [28 March 2014] ; Memorial Park Cemetery, Christchurch - monumental inscription (South Canterbury Branch NZSG Cemetery Records - microfiche) [30 March 2014]; Timaru Herald, 11 March 1913 (Papers Past)

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