GEANEY, Raymond Daniel
(Service number 35776)

Aliases Ray
First Rank Trooper Last Rank Trooper


Date 1 September 1894 Place of Birth Temuka

Enlistment Information

Date 22 September 1916 Age 21 years 11 months
Address at Enlistment 59 Bank Street, Timaru
Occupation Butcher
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs D. GEANEY (mother), 59 Bank Street, Timaru
Religion Roman Catholic
Medical Information Height 5 feet 7 inches. Weight 136 lbs. Chest measurement 34-36½ inches. Complexion fair. Eyes grey. Hair brown. Sight & hearing both good. Colour vision correct. Limbs well formed. full & perfect movement of all joints. Chest well formed. Heart & lungs normal. No illnesses. Free from hernia, varicocele, varicose veins, haemorrhoids, inveterate or contagious skin disease. Vaccinated. Good bodily & 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 21st Reinforcements, Mounted Rifles Brigade
Date 8 February 1917
Transport Manuka
Embarked From Wellington Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Mounted Rifles

Military Awards

Campaigns Egyptian Expeditionary Force
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 22 May 1919 Reason No longer physically fit for War Service.

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



Date 13 November 1935 Age 39 years
Place of Death Public Hospital, Auckland
Notices Timaru Herald, 14 November 1935; New Zealand Herald, 14 November 1935
Memorial or Cemetery Waikumete Cemetery, Auckland
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Raymond Daniel Geaney (Ray) was the son of Daniel and Sarah (née Cronin) Geaney. Ray had previously been rejected as unfit for military service, on medical grounds.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [15 August 2016]; NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ Ref. AABK 18805 W5539 0043796) [16 August 2016]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [15 August 2016]; Timaru Herald, 20 December 1904, 10 May 1916, 28 November 1917, 12 October 1918, 11, 16 & 21 January 1919, 7, 14 & 21 November 1919, NZ Truth, 11 January 1913, Mt Benger Mail, 2 April 1913, Press, 16 January 1919, Otago Daily Times, 20 April 1926, New Zealand Herald, 14 November 1935 (Papers Past) [16 & 17 August 2016]; Timaru Herald, 14 November 1935 (Timaru District Library) [16 August 2016]

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