DRENNAN, Oliver Percy
(Service number 3/1835)

Aliases Birth registered as & Will in name of Oliver Percival DRENNAN. Known as Percy
First Rank Sergeant Last Rank


Date 5 June 1892 Place of Birth Canterbury, NZ

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment C/o Box 24, Timaru
Occupation Law clerk
Previous Military Experience Infantry Ambulance - 2½ years; No. 6 Mounted field Ambulance - serving
Marital Status Married
Next of Kin Mrs C. I. DRENNAN (wife), 34 Matilda Street, Timaru
Religion Church of England
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation (1) New Zealand Expeditionary Force; (2) New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship (1) Hospital Ship No. 1, Maheno (Second Charter); (2) HMHS Maheno
Date (1) Hospital Ship, No. 1, 2nd Voyage from NZ; (2) Hospital Ship, No. 1, 3rd Voyage from NZ
Transport (1) Maheno; (2) Maheno
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
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



Date 7 May 1929 Age 36 years
Place of Death Fairlie
Memorial or Cemetery Fairlie Cemetery
Memorial Reference Block A2, Plot 35
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Oliver Percy Drennan, known as Percy, was born on 5 June 1892 in mid Canterbury, the son of Oliver and Honorah (née Dillon) Drennan. Percy married Christina Isabel Roberts on 11 November 1915 at Timaru. O. P. Drennan passed the medical examination at Timaru in September 1915 and was sworn in for service at the Front. He had served 2½ years with the Infantry Ambulance and was serving with No. 6 Mounted Rifles Ambulance when he enlisted.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [27 September 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of internal Affairs) [27 September 2020]; Fairlie Cemetery headstone transcription [27 September 2020]; Timaru Herald, 14 September 1915 (Papers Past) [26 September 2020]

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