GREENAWAY, Lemuel Henry
(Service number 78237)

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Date 31 March 1884 Place of Birth Temuka

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Belfield, Orari
Occupation Teamster
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Married. One/two children
Next of Kin Mrs E. GREENAWAY (wife), care of H. Waller, Geraldine
Religion Methodist
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 39th Reinforcements, C Company
Date 13 June 1918
Transport Athenic
Embarked From Destination Liverpool, Merseyside, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

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Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
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Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



Date 24 August 1956 Age 72 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Geraldine Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 224, Plot 167
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Lemuel Henry Greenaway was born on 31 March 1884 at Temuka, the son of William and Eva (née Newport) Greenaway. His father died in 1897. Lemuel married Emma Waller on 22 September 1915 at Geraldine. They had a daughter Elsie Gladys, born at Geraldine on 7 February 1917 and Lorna Ellen born at Geraldine on 28 November 1918, five months after Lemuel had embarked for Liverpool. L. H. Greenaway, 78237, returned to New Zealand per the “Arawa” (Draft No. 244), reaching Lyttelton about 12 May 1919. Lemuel’s brother, James also served in World War I. ,


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [31 May 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [01 June 2020]; New Zealand Times, 29 April 1919 (Papers Past) [26 May 2020]; Geraldine Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [02 June 2020]

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