KANE, Louis Patrick
(Service number 28890)

Aliases Birth registered as Patrick Louis KANE
First Rank Private Last Rank 2nd Lieutenant


Date 27 August 1894 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date 24 April 1916 Age 21 years
Address at Enlistment Charles Street, Timaru
Occupation Clerk
Previous Military Experience 2nd South Canterbury Regiment (still serving)
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin P. KANE (father), 7Charles Street, Timaru
Religion Roman Catholic
Medical Information Height 5 feet 8 inches. Weight 140 lbs. Chest measurement 34-37½ inches. Complexion fair. Eyes blue. Hair brown. Sight - both eyes 6/6. Hearing good. Colour vision correct. Limbs well formed. Full and perfect movement of joints. Chest well formed. Heart and lungs normal. No illnesses. Free from hernia, varicocele, varicose veins, haemorrhoids, inveterate or contagious skin disease. Vaccinated. Good bodily and mental health. No slight defects. No fits.

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 18th Reinforcements, J Company
Date 11 October 1916
Transport Tofua
Embarked From Destination Plymouth, Devon, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Infantry

Military Awards

Campaigns Western European
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 25 August 1919 Reason Struck off strength of N.Z.E.F.

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 5 September 1971 Age 81 years
Place of Death Wellington
Notices Timaru Herald, 7 September 1971
Memorial or Cemetery Memorial Park Cemetery, Christchurch
Memorial Reference Block 3, Plot 483
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Louis Patrick KANE was the son of Patrick and Johanna (Hanna/h née McAULIFFE) KANE. Louis was employed as a clerk with the Timaru Herald. Brother of Joseph Aloysius KANE, and cousin of Anthony Patrick Kane, Michael Joseph Kane and Patrick John Kane who also served in World War I.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [17 January 2016]; NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ ref. AABK 18805 W5541 0062476) [17 January 2016], NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ ref. AABK 18805 W5948 0362480) [17 January 2016]; Memorial Park Cemetery, Christchurch, burial records (Christchurch City Council) [18 January 2016]; Timaru Herald, 7 September 1971 (Timaru District Library) [18 January 2016]

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