COFFEY, Dennis
(Service number 78443)

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Date 25 September 1888 Place of Birth Orari, South Canterbury

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Kerry Town, South Canterbury
Occupation Farm hand
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs D. COFFEY (mother), Waitohi, Temuka
Religion Roman Catholic
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Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

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Date 22 February 1956 Age 68 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Ruru Lawn Cemetery, Christchurch
Memorial Reference Block 5, Plot 138
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Dennis Coffey was the son of Dennis (Denis) and Johanna (Hannah) Coffey. His father died in 1911. Dennis married Catherine Alice Martin in 1920. Brother Timothy Coffey was called up for military service.


NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal affairs) [12 July 2017]; Ruru Lawn Cemetery Christchurch burial records (Christchurch City Council) [18 July 2017]

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