KELLEHER, Joseph William
(Service number 8/241)

First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date 27 April 1891 Place of Birth Riversdale

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Fairfield Street, Gore
Occupation Plumber
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs Annie KELLEHER (mother), Fairfield Street, Gore
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation Main Body
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Otago Infantry Battalion
Date 16 October 1914
Transport Ruapehu or Hawkes Bay
Embarked From Port Chalmers, Dunedin Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Otago 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

Plumber, labourer


Date 21 January 1965 Age 73 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Ashburton Cemetery
Memorial Reference Area 234 (RSA), Plot 27
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Joseph William Kelleher was the son of Thomas and Annie Kelleher, of Gore. Prior to the war Joseph had been employed by C. Hodges and Co., in Waimate, as a plumber and had been a member of the Waimate Fire Brigade. In 1924, he married Mary Lee, who died in 1936.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [18 March 2020]; Ashburton Cemetery headstone image & burial record (Ashburton District Council) [22 March 2020]; NZBDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [22 March 2020]; Waimate Daily Advertiser, 7 June 1915 (Papers Past) [16 March 2020]

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