DONOVAN, Matthew
(Service number 67530)

First Rank Private Last Rank Sergeant


Date 29 October 1891 Place of Birth Okarito

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Ettrick Bank, High Street, Timaru
Occupation Outfitter
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin M. DONOVAN (father), 75 Mowbray Street, Sydenham, Christchurch
Medical Information

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 35th Reinforcements, a Company
Date 2 March 1918
Transport Tofua
Embarked From Destination Southampton, Hampshire, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Regiment

Military Awards

Service Medals
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 Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 7 May 1953 Age 61 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference Services Section, Row 115, Plot 7
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Matthew Donovan was the son of Michael and Annie Donovan.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [22 December 2016]; Timaru Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [22 December 2016]

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