CASEY, Daniel
(Service number 7/1982 (Archives 1/1982))

First Rank Lance Sergeant Last Rank Corporal


Date 9 May 1888 Place of Birth Balfour

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment St Andrews
Occupation Blacksmith
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs William GROVES (mother), Balfour
Religion Roman Catholic
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 9th Reinforcements, Canterbury Mounted Rifles, C Squadron
Date 8 January 1916
Transport Maunganui
Embarked From Destination Suez, Egypt
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
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations

Labourer; blacksmith


Date 29 December 1961 Age 73 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 60, Plot 1634
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Daniel Casey was born on 9 May 1888 at Balfour, the second son of Patrick and Ellen Casey. His father died 1897 and Ellen married William Groves in 1899. Daniel, a blacksmith, was residing at St Andrews when he left for Trentham on 18 October 1915 with South Canterbury’s quota for the Ninth Reinforcements. He nominated his mother as next-of-kin – Mrs William Groves, Balfour, athouth the nominal roll gives Mrs A. Casey, Loburn, Rangiora, probably his sister-in-law.

Corporal Daniel Casey, 7/1982, returned home with Draft No. 242 per “Kia Ora”, due at Lyttelton on 7 May 1919. He died on 29 December 1961, aged 73years, and is buried in Timaru Cemetery. The Services plaque attached to his grave carried the service number, rank and unit of Daniel Casey, 40297, who died in 1966 aged 86 years and is buried in Matamata. Daniel’s oldest brother, William Casey, also a blacksmith and a married man with two children, also served in World War I, and a younger brother, Patrick Casey was killed in action in Belgium in October 1917, at which time Daniel was in France.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [13 June 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [14 June 2020]; Timaru Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [13 June 2020]; Matamata Cemetery headstone image [14 June 2020]; Timaru Herald, 18 October 1915, Southland Times, 29 October 1917, New Zealand Times, 26 April 1919 (Papers Past) [10 January 2016; 14 June 2020]

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