LEARY, Jeremiah Matthew
(Service number 47356)

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Date 9 April 1892 Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Hilton
Occupation Labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin C. LEARY (father), Hilton
Religion Roman Catholic
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Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

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Date 15 October 1959 Age 67 years
Place of Death Cattle Valley, Geraldine (residence)
Notices Timaru Herald, 16 October 1959
Memorial or Cemetery Geraldine Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 141, Plot 14
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Jeremiah Matthew Leary was the son of Cornelius and Annie (née Jennings) Leary. In 1917 Jeremiah married Ellen Murphy, and they went on to have a family of eight sons and four daughters.


NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [18 December 2016]; Geraldine Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [18 December 2016]; Probate record (Archives NZ/FamilySearch) [04 January 2017]

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