(Service number 24146)

First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date 10 February 1871 Place of Birth County Cork, Ireland

Enlistment Information

Date 17 January 1916 Age 45
Address at Enlistment Kerrytown, South Canterbury, NZ
Occupation Cattle Dealer
Previous Military Experience 3rd Auckland Regiment; Samoan Expeditionary Force, In Apia, Samoa (10/2/1915)
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Michael. Donovan (Father), Drenoch, County Cork, Ireland
Religion Roman Catholic
Medical Information Fit for service

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 13th Reinforcements Canterbury Infantry Battalion, C Company
Date 27 May 1916
Transport Willochra or Tofua
Embarked From Wellington Destination Plymouth or Devonport, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With New Zealand Rifle Brigade

Military Awards

Service Medals British War Medal
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 Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

9 June 1917 to 22 September 1917 - Seriously ill, pneumonia; Discharged as no longer physically fit for war service

Post-war Occupations


Date 5 June 1919 Age 48
Place of Death Temuka, New Zealand
Cause Died on account of illness contracted on active service
Memorial or Cemetery Temuka Cemetery, Temuka, Timaru District, New Zealand
Memorial Reference Soldiers Plot
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru; Temuka War Memorial

Biographical Notes


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [4/09/2013]; NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ Ref. 11372806 99904 30502) [4/8/2013];

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