GEANEY, Francis
(Service number 66756)

Aliases Frank
First Rank Last Rank


Date 3 May 1900 Place of Birth Temuka

Enlistment Information

Date 27 August 1918 Age 18 years
Address at Enlistment 94 Church Street, Timaru
Occupation Clerk
Previous Military Experience A.S.C. Timatu (still serving)
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs S. GEANEY (mother), 94 Church Street, Timaru
Religion Roman Catholic
Medical Information Height 5 feet 4 inches. Weight 122 lbs. Chest measurement 30½-35 inches. Complexion fresh. Eyes blue. Hair brown. Sight - both eyes 6/6. Hearing & colour vision both normal. Limbs well formed. Full & perfect movement of all joints. Chest well formed. Heart & lungs normal. Free from hernia, varicose veins, haemorrhoids, inveterate or contagious skin disease. Varicocele - left slight. Good bodily & mental health. Slight defect but not sufficient to cause rejection - flat foot, both feet. No fits. No notification for consumption. Never under treatment in a sanatorium or mental institution. Never absent from work through ill-health or accident. 18 years of age. Fit for home service.

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

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Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations

Public servant


Date 26 January 1971 Age 70 years
Place of Death Timaru
Notices Timaru Herald, 27 January 1971
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Francis Geaney was the son of Daniel and Sarah (née Cronin) Geaney. his father coming from Cork, Ireland, and his mother born in New Zealand.


NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ Ref. AABK 18805 W5922 0043793) [16 August 2016]; Timaru Herald, 21 March 1914, 4 April 1919, 22 March 1920, Press, 12 July 1926, 15 November 1926, 29 July 1927, 3 November 1927, 19 May 1932, 28 February 1940 (Papers Past) [16 & 17 August 2016]; Timaru Herald, 27 & 28 January 1971 (Timaru District Library) [16 August 2016]

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