KANE, Patrick John
(Service number 23/470)
|First Rank||Rifleman||Last Rank||Rifleman|
|Date||31 December 1887||Place of Birth||Timaru|
|Address at Enlistment||Railway station, Waikari|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Anthony KANE (father), Craigie Avenue, Timaru|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 1st Battalion|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||B Company|
|Date||9 October 1915|
|Transport||Maunganui or Tahiti or Aparima or Navua or Warrimoo|
|Embarked From||Wellington||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With|
|Campaigns||Egypt, Western European|
|Service Medals||1914-1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
|Date||12 October 1917||Reason||Medically unfit due to wounds received|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||27 November 1950||Age||62 years|
|Place of Death||Timaru|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Timaru Cemetery|
|Memorial Reference||General Section, Row 93, Plot 274A|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Patrick Kane was born in Timaru on 31 December 1887 to Anthony and Mary Kane (nee Keane) of Craigie Avenue. He was the couple's fifth son (of six children).
Patrick was a civil servant upon his enlistment, employed at the railway station in Waikar. He was aged 27, a Roman Catholic and single. He was enrolled as a rifleman in the 1st NZ Rifle Brigade, B Company. He embarked at Wellington on 9 October 1915 bound for Suez and Egypt. He served in Egypt and on the Western Front, being wounded in action in France on 15 September 1916. Subsequently he was discharged on 12 October 1917 as no longer medically fit due to wounds received. For his service he was awarded 1914-1915 Star, British War Medal, and the Victory Medal.
Following the war Patrick married Ivy Mary Murfitt, second daughter of Mr and the late Mrs Henry Murfitt of Rangiora at St Mary’s RC Church, Rangiora on 27 October 1920. His brother, Rev Father Kane SM assisted with the ceremony.
Patrick enlisted for the Home Guard during the Second World War in July 1940 when he was 52. At that time he was a railway worker living at 23 James St. He died on 3 December 1950 at Greymouth aged 61 and is buried in Timaru Cemetery with his wife Mary.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [18 January 2016]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [12 January 2016]; Timaru Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [18 January 2016]; Press, 29 May 1915, Timaru Herald, 29 & 30 September 1916, 31 October 1916, 1 November 1916, 20 & 23 November 1920, Southland Times, 30 September 1916, Evening Star, 30 September 1916, Sun, 12 August 1917, Press, 17 January 1920, 2 December 1920 (Papers Past) [17 & 18 January 2016]; Probate record (Archives NZ/FamilySearch) [18 January 2016]
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