CLEARY, Francis Patrick
(Service number 64701)

First Rank Private Last Rank Sergeant


Date 26 March 1890 Place of Birth Waimate, Canterbury

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment 61 Ellice Street, Wellington
Occupation Telegraphist
Previous Military Experience South Canterbury Regiment - disbanded
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs Maria CLEARY (mother), Waimate, Canterbury
Religion Roman Catholic
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Post-war Occupations


Date 22 January 1954 Age 63 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Papatoetoe Old Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Francis Patrick Cleary was the eldest son of Irish-born Thomas and Maria (née Fahey) Cleary. In 1906 he was a letter carrier at Waimate. He married Margaret Keane on 27 September 1922 at the Church of Our Lady of the Rosary, Hamilton. His brother Michael was also called up.


NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [16 December 2018]; Papatoetoe Cemetery headstone transcription (NZSG cemetery records) [16 December 2018]; information from Ken Elliot, 18 September 2018

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