HORGAN, James Patrick
(Service number 6/1317)

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Date Unknown Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Temuka
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs Mary HORGAN (mother), Temuka, Canterbury
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation 2nd Reinforcements
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Canterbury Infantry Battalion
Date 14 December 1914
Transport Verdala or Willochra or Knight of the Garter
Embarked From Wellington Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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Military Awards

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No information

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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 22 December 1957 Age 61 yrs
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Temuka Cemetery
Memorial Reference Services Section; Row 200; Plot 10
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Son of Mary HORGAN, Temuka. Married Julia Philomena SUGRUE in 1928. James was bid farewell, along with fellow volunteer Alfred Gason, at the home of Mr and Mrs H. Gason at Milford in October 1914. He was welcomed home at a very large gathering at the Milford School in June 1917, again with Alfred Gason and also G. Aspinall and L. Trumper. They were entertained and then each presented with a medal of honour.


Cenotaph Database [19 October 2013]; TDC headstone image, Temuka Cemetery [19 October 2013]; Timaru Herald, 22 October 1914, 25 June 1917 (Papers Past) [19 October 2013]

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