McCARTHY, John Patrick
(Service number 70945)

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Date 8 September 1889 Place of Birth Glenavy

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Farm hand
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin P. McCARTHY (father), Glenavy, South Canterbury
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 36th Reinforcements D Company
Date 2 May 1918
Transport Balmoral Castle
Embarked From Wellington Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
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Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 1 October 1967 Age 78 yrs
Place of Death Oamaru
Notices Timaru Herald, 2 October 1967
Memorial or Cemetery Oamaru
Memorial Reference Block 169, Plots 59, 60
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Son of Patrick McCARTHY & Minnie nee MORRISSEY, of Glenavy. Brother of Eugene Francis McCARTHY killed in action 1917. Brothers Edward Thomas & Timothy also served in WWI. John married Catherine and they left a family of thirteen - three sons and ten daughters.


Cenotaph Database [01 November 2013]; Timaru Herald, 2 October 1967 (Timaru District Library) [2014]; Oamaru Cemetery burial record (Waitaki District Council) [23 August 2014]

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