CLEARY, Michael
(Service number 74380)

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Date 29 December 1892 Place of Birth Waimate

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Oxford Street, Waimate
Occupation Motor mechanic
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs Maria CLEARY (mother), Oxford Street, Waimate
Religion Roman Catholic
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Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
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Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

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Date 18 July 1939 Age 46 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Waimate Old Cemetery
Memorial Reference Plot 465
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Michael Cleary was the second son of Irish-born Thomas and Maria (née Fahey) Cleary. His brother Francis was also called up.


NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [16 December 2018]; Waimate Cemetery headstone transcription (NZSG cemetery records) [16 December 2018]

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