GEANEY, Timothy Christopher
(Service number 55218)

Aliases Tim
First Rank Last Rank


Date 4 February 1892 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date 1 February 1917 Age 24 years 11 months
Address at Enlistment 59 Bank Street, Timaru
Occupation Apothecary; butcher
Previous Military Experience Volunteers & Territorials - time served
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs S. GEANEY (mother), 59 Bank Street, Timaru
Religion Roman Catholic
Medical Information Height 5 feet 7¼ inches. Weight 157 lbs. Chest measurement 34-38½ inches. Complexion dark. Eyes brown. Hair brown. Sight - both eyes 6/6. Hearing & colour vision both normal. Limbs well formed. full & perfect movement of all joints. Chest well fomed. Heart & lungs normal. No illnesses. Free from hernia, varicocele, haemorrhoids, inveterate or contagious skin disease. Varicose veins - left leg. No fits. Severe varicose vein left leg above knee. Fit. Class C2

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Date 3 August 1980 Age 88 years
Place of Death Hutt Hospital
Notices Timar Herald, 5 August 1980
Memorial or Cemetery Makara Cemetery, Wellington
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Biographical Notes

Timothy Christopher Geaney was the son of Daniel and Sarah (née Cronin) Geaney. Timothy had previously been rejected as unfit for military service, on account of varicose veins, nose and throat.


NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ Ref. AABK 18805 W5539 0043797) [16 August 2016]; Temuka Leader, 17 December 1901, 22 November 1902, Timaru Herald, 16 September 1904, 11 January 1907, 24 July 1908, 29 January 1909, 2 January 1912, 26 July 1912, 12 September 1913, 9 May 1916, 8 May 1917, Marlborough Express, 15 March 1911, Dominion, 9 June 1917 (Papers Past) [17 August 2016]; Timaru Herald, 5 August 1980 (Timaru District Library) [16 August 2016]

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