McATEER, Michael Raymond
(Service number 63474)

Aliases also known as Charles Joseph McATEER - name of brother. See Charles Joseph McATEER.
First Rank Private Last Rank


Date 16 February 1895 - actually 17 April 1897; 15 April 1897 Place of Birth Temuka

Enlistment Information

Date 06/04/1916; 10 October 1917 Age 19 years 1 month; 20 years 6 months
Address at Enlistment Temuka
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience 8th South Canterbury Mounted Rifles (still serving); 15th Reinforcement NZR - medically unfit
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs Margaret McATEER (mother), Waitohi, Temuka
Religion Roman Catholic
Medical Information Height 5 feet 8 inches. Weight 164 lbs. Chest measurement 36½-38½ inches. Complexion fair. Eyes hazel. Hair brown. Illness - appendicitis operation. Vaccinated (L). Scars of Op for appendicitis with drainage - weak & painful - was discharged fom Camp 7.6.16.

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 30th Reinforcements, Otago Infantry Regiment, D Company
Date 13 October 1917
Transport Corinthic
Embarked From Destination Liverpool, Merseyside, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

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 28 October 1918 Reason No longer physically fit for War Service (Epileptic fits frequent).

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 29 October 1967 Age
Place of Death Timaru
Notices Timaru Herald, 30 October 1967
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 148, Plot 1211
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Michael Raymond McATEER was the son of Michael and Margaret (née Power) McAteer, as was Charles Joseph McAteer who seems in fact to be the subject of this enlistment. See page 11 of Personnel File - McAteer Michael Raymond, 63474. 30th Reinforcements D Company - 'The above named Detail is identical with "McAteer C. J." Ex G Coy 15th Reinft Discharged from Camp awaiting Stat Declaration.' Raymond had been rejected as medically unfit for the military forces.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [02 August 2016]; NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ ref. AABK 18805 W5544 0071255) [04 August 2016]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [02 August 2016]; Timaru Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [03 August 2016]; NZ Electoral Rolls ( [04 August 2016]; Timaru Herald, 30 October 1967 (Timaru District Library) [04 August 2016]; Press, 6 September 1935 (Papers Past) [04 August 2016]

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