HANLEY, Michael Joseph
(Service number 53864)

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Date 28 June 1883 Place of Birth Morven

Enlistment Information

Date 16 December 1916 Age 33
Address at Enlistment Morven, South Canterbury, New Zealand
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Miss Mary Hanley (sister), The Point, Morven, New Zealand
Religion Roman Catholic
Medical Information

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 29th Reinforcements F Company
Date 13 August 1917
Transport Ruahine
Embarked From Wellington, New Zealand Destination Glasgow, Scotland
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Campaigns France
Service Medals British War Medal, Victory 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 27 February 1919 Reason No longer physically fit due to illness occurred on active servce

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Gun shot wound to left leg, scabies, and Chronc Plumonary Disease

Post-war Occupations


Date 8 December 1945 Age 62
Place of Death Temuka
Memorial or Cemetery Temuka Cemetery
Memorial Reference Row 231 Plot 2
New Zealand Memorials St Patrick's (Waimate) Memorial list (June 2015)

Biographical Notes

Michael was the son of Patrick and Margaret Hanley


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph database (May 2015); Archives New Zealand; New Zealand BDM Historical Records online; Paperspast

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Researched and Written by

Tony Rippin (South Canterbury Museum); Liz Shea, SC branch NZSG

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