FRIEL, Michael Joseph
(Service number 27264)
|First Rank||Corporal||Last Rank|
|Date||Unknown||Place of Birth|
|Address at Enlistment|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs Catherine FRIEL (mother), Pleasant Point, South Canterbury|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||17th Reinforcements, 3 Company|
|Date||25 September 1916|
|Embarked From||Wellington||Destination||Devonport, England|
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Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
In hospital in July 1917 (not severe case).
|Date||11 March 1971||Age||81 yrs|
|Place of Death||Waimate|
|Notices||Timaru Herald, 12 March 1971|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Waimate Old Cemetery|
|New Zealand Memorials||St Patrick's (Waimate) Memorial list (June 2015)|
Son of Daniel & Catherine FRIEL, of Pleasant Point.Brother Edward died of wounds in WWI. Brother Francis Hugh also served in WWI.Michael returned to New Zealand in January 1918. He and others were welcomed home at a very successful social and dance in the Pleasant Point Oddfellows' Hall on 23 Janaury 1918. In his response to the welcome, Michael thanked the people of Pleasant Point and he especially commended the medical staff and nurses in England and France, the Army Ambulance and Red Cross. and the Y.M.C.A. for their splendid work. Michael married Anna GEANEY on 4 February 1919 at St Mary's Church, Pleasant Point. A son of Michael and Anna, Sgt Gerald Michael FRIEL 4310472 RNZAF, died in 1945. Michael was survived by another son and three daughters.
Cenotaph Database [08 October 2013]; Timaru Herald 26 July 1917, 8 January 1918, 2 February 1918, 15 February 1919 (Papers Past) [02 May 2014]; Waimate District Council burial records; Timaru Herald, 12 March 1971 (Timaru District Library) [11 April 2014]
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