(Service number 32566)

First Rank Sergeant Last Rank Private


Date 14 July 1890 Place of Birth Geraldine

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Geraldine
Occupation Labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Timothy HERLIHY (father), Geraldine
Religion Roman Catholic
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Reinforcements, J Company
Date 19 January 1917
Transport Waitemata
Embarked From Destination Plymouth, Devon, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

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Date of Capture
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

Farmer; barman


Date 1 November 1957 Age 67 years
Place of Death Christchurch
Memorial or Cemetery Memorial Park Cemetery, Christchurch
Memorial Reference Block 2, Row 12, Plot 396
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Hugh Herlihy was born on 14 July 1890 at Geraldine and baptised Roman Catholic on 6 August 1890 at Geraldine. He was the youngest son of Timothy Herlihy, who hailed from County Cook, Ireland, and Bridget Mary née McMiniman. Hugh was the only child to survive the parents, as their eldest son, Edward, died in 1903 at the age of 20, their second son, Daniel, died also in 1903 at the age of 17, and their only daughter, Julia, died in 1912 at the age of 31. Mrs Herlihy died in 1920 and Mr Herlihy in 1925.

Hugh Herlihy, of Geraldine, returned to New Zealand per the “Mokoia”, arriving on 15 July 1918. Both before and after the war, Hugh was very involved with hockey – player, umpire, committee member. He married Mary Anne Fitzpatrick in 1925 and in 1928 they moved to Christchurch. His house at Geraldine had been burnt to the ground in 1926. A war pensioner, he died on 1 November 1957 at Christchurch, aged 67 years. His widow died more than nineteen years later.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [16 December 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [17 December 2020]; Memorial Park Cemetery headstone transcription [17 December 2020], Memorial Park Cemetery burial record (Christchurch City Council) [17 December 2020]; New Zealand Electoral Rolls ( [17 December 2020]; Temuka Leader, 31 October 1912, 9 July 1918, 14 July 1925, Star, 6 July 1918 (Papers Past) [13 & 17 December 2020]

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