HORGAN, Thomas Martin
(Service number 7/523)
|First Rank||Trooper||Last Rank||Trooper|
|Date||15 March 1891||Place of Birth||Temuka|
|Address at Enlistment||Temuka, Canterbury|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs Mary HORGAN (mother), Temuka, Canterbury|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|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|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
Contracted rheumatic fever on the peninsula.
|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|
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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