DUNNE, Michael John
(Service number 19/68)

Aliases DUNN at birth
First Rank Last Rank


Date 10 October 1883 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Gleniti, Timaru
Occupation Carpenter
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin James DUNNE (father), Gleniti, Timaru
Religion Roman Catholic
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation Samoan Relief Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Infantry
Transport Tahune
Embarked From Destination
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
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Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



Date 15 April 1970 Age 86 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Mangaroa Cemetery, Hastings
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Michael John Dunne (born Dunn) was the son of James and Susannah Dunne (Dunn), of Timaru. Susannah died in 1893. L-Sgt. M. J. Dunne returned to Timaru with Draft 187 which brought a large number of soldiers home in early October 1918. Michael married Catherine Hertnon in 1920. Catherine died in 1954. Sometime after Michael married Mary Ellen. In the mid 1960s they moved to Hastings.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [[09 July 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (department of Internal Affairs); Cemetery records; Evening Post, 30 September 1918 (Papers Past) [16 August 2016]

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