CLUNAN, Patrick John
(Service number 21793)

Aliases Pat
First Rank Rifleman Last Rank


Date 20 May 1892 Place of Birth Cape Foulwind

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment 87 Church Street, Timaru
Occupation Clerk
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs J. CLUNAN (mother), Cape Foulwind, Westport
Religion Roman Catholic
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 7th Reinforcements, 3rd Battalion, G Company
Date 21 August 1916
Transport Mokoia
Embarked From Destination Plymouth, Devon, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

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 21 November 1970 Age 78 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Orowaiti Cemetery, Westport
Memorial Reference Row 18, Block 5, Plot 292
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Patrick John Clunan was the son of James and Johanna (née Twomey) Clunan. On 25 November 1914 at the Roman Catholic church, Timaru, Mr Pat J. Culnan "acted in the capacity of best man" at the wedding of Francis Patrick (Frank) Kelly and Ellen (Nell) Mulvaney. At the time of enlistinh he was a clerk for New Zealand Railways in Timaru. This appears to be the only family of this name in New Zealand.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [24 January 2018]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [24 January 2018]; Orowaiti Cemetery, Westport headstone transcription (NZ Cemetery records held by South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [24 January 2018]; Timaru Herald, 5 December 1914 (Papers Past) [24 April 2014]

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