HORGAN, Thomas Martin
(Service number 7/523)

First Rank Trooper Last Rank Trooper


Date 15 March 1891 Place of Birth Temuka

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Temuka, Canterbury
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 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 Canterbury Mounted Rifles

Military Awards

Service Medals
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

Contracted rheumatic fever on the peninsula.

Post-war Occupations


Date 18 November 1915 Age 24 yrs
Place of Death Alexandria
Cause Died of disease - pneumonia
Memorial or Cemetery Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt
Memorial Reference A. 25.
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru; Milford War Memorial; Temuka RSA Roll of Honour; Temuka War Memorial; St Joseph's Church, Temuka

Biographical Notes

Sixth son of Cornelius & Mary HORGAN. Well-known South Canterbury footballer; member of Temuka Club and, along with four brothers, was a South Canterbury representative. Younger brother Pte J. HORGAN returned home invalided in 1915.


Cenotaph Database [08 October 2013]; CWGC [09 October 2013]; Timaru Herald, 26 November 1915 (Papers Past) [01 December 2013].

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