McILROY, Frank Albert
(Service number 44302)

First Rank (1) Rifleman; (2) Private Last Rank Private


Date 29 June 1888 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Te Karaka, Gisborne
Occupation Plumber
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Married. One child
Next of Kin Mrs J. McILROY (wife), Te Karaka, via Gisborne
Religion Church of England
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation (1) New Zealand Rifle Brigade; (2) New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship (1) H Company; (2) 39th Reinforcements, E Company
Date (1) 26 April 1917; (2) 13 June 1918
Transport (1) Pakeha; (2) Athenic
Embarked From Destination (1) Plymouth, Devon, 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 17 June 1954 Age 67 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Ruru Lawn Cemetery, Christchurch
Memorial Reference Block 1A, Plot 283
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Frank Albert McIlroy was the third son of James and Mary Jane (née Loader) McIlroy. he was educated at timaru South, Makikihi and Hook schools before returning to timaru South. He married Hineawe Taitapunui (also known as Jane Hooper) on 9 June 1914 at Gisborne. Their daughter Jane was born on 8 July 1915 at Te Karaka. Hineawe died in 1928, aged 46 years. Frank's brother William also served in World War I.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [17 March 2018]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) 17 March 2018]; Ruru Cemetery headstone transcription (South Canterbury Branch NZSG cemetery records) [18 March 2018]

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