DWANE, Daniel
(Service number 67811)

First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date 15 April 1894 Place of Birth Ballylanders, County Limerick, Ireland

Enlistment Information

Date 10 September 1917 Age 23 years
Address at Enlistment Hakataramea, Timaru
Occupation Ploughman
Previous Military Experience Territorials, D Company - still serving
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs M. DWANE (mother), Ballylanders, Limerick, Ireland; also Mr Cameron (friend), Hadlow Road, Timaru
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 36th Reinforcements, B Company
Date 23 April 1918
Transport Willochra
Embarked From Wellington Destination Southampton, Hampshire, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Infantry Regiment

Military Awards

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Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

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Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date 17 September 1919 Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



Date 5 May 1983 Age 89 years
Place of Death Christchurch
Memorial or Cemetery Waimairi Cemetery, Christchurch
Memorial Reference Block RC49, Plot 27
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Daniel Dwane, known as Dan, was born on 15 April 1894 at Ballylanders, County Limerick, Ireland, the third son of Thomas and Mary Anne (née McGrath) Dwane. In 1901 seven-year old Dan was a scholar at home at Ballylanders with his parents, sister and five brothers. He arrived at Lyttelton, New Zealand in 1909 and in 1916, when he was listed on the Reserve Rolls, he was a ploughman at Gleniti, Timaru. He had registered for compulsory military training at Gleniti and enlisted on 10 September 1917 at Timaru, then a ploughman at Hakataramea. His next-of-kin was his mother – Mrs M. Dwane, Ballylanders, Limerick, Ireland. Also record was Mr Cameron, a friend and by whom he had been employed at Gleniti, Private J. C. Ford embarked with the 36th Reinforcements at Wellington, for Southampton, England, on 23 April 1918 by the “Willochra”.

Private D. Dawne, of Timaru, was one of more than 800 men who returned to New Zealand by the “Port Hacking” in August 1919. On his return he went to Makikihi, South Canterbury. He was discharged on 17 September 1917. Daniel Dwane married Ann Maria (Annie) McDrury on 21 August 1933 at the Church of St Agnes, Halswell. For some years Dan and Annie farmed at Clandeboye, near Temuka. Selling the farm in 1960, they retired to Christchurch. Daniel Dwane died on 5 June 1983 at Nazareth House, Christchurch, and was buried at Waimairi Cemetery with Annie who had died in 1974.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [21 May 2021]; 1901, 1911 census returns ( per [23 May 2021]; Waimairi Cemetery headstone transcription [23 May 2021]; details from family tree ([23 May 2021]; Timaru Herald, 11 August 1919, Press, 12 October 1933 (Papers Past) [06 September 2014; 23 May 2021

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