(Service number 32566)
|First Rank||Sergeant||Last Rank||Private|
|Date||14 July 1890||Place of Birth||Geraldine|
|Address at Enlistment||Geraldine|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Timothy HERLIHY (father), Geraldine|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Rifle Brigade|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||Reinforcements, J Company|
|Date||19 January 1917|
|Embarked From||Destination||Plymouth, Devon, England|
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|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|
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 (ancestry.com.au) [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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