O'LEARY, Patrick Alphonso
(Service number 9/69)

First Rank Trooper Last Rank Trooper


Date 20 November 1886 Place of Birth Otokaio

Enlistment Information

Date 18 August 1914 Age 27 years 9 months
Address at Enlistment Waihaorunga, Waimate
Occupation Storeman & farmer
Previous Military Experience Mosgiel Rifles (disbanded)
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin William O'LEARY (brother), care of Briscoe and Co. (Limited), Invercargill. Later of Henley, Otago
Religion Roman Catholic
Medical Information Height 5 feet 6 inches. Weight 9 stone 12 lbs. Chest measurement 33-35½ inches. Complexion fair. Eyes blue. Hair dark brown. Sight good. Hearing normal. Teeth false, well fitted.

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation Main Body
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Otago Mounted Rifles
Date 16 October 1914
Transport Ruapehu or Hawkes Bay
Embarked From Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Otago Mounted Rifles

Military Awards

Campaigns Egyptian; Balkan (Gallipoli); Western European
Service Medals 1914-1915 Star; 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 September 1919 Reason No longer physically fir for War Service on account of illness contracted on Active Service.

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 17 May 1950 Age 65 years
Place of Death Dunedin
Memorial or Cemetery Andersons Bay Cemetery, Dunedin
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Patrick Alphonso O'Leary gave a total of five years 37 days of service, over four years overseas.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [09 August 2016]; NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ Ref. AABK 18805 W5549 0088232 [10 August 2016]

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