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Patrick McCarthy

Portrait, Patrick McCarthy (62363) (provided by family members) - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Patrick McCarthy (62363) (provided by family members) - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Patrick AWMM
  • Surname
    McCarthy AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 62363 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    18 October 1880 AWMM BrightonTiromoana AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Miss A.W. McCarthy (sister), Kent Road School, New Plymouth, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 62363 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 18 June 1917 AWMM PirongiaWaikato AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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  • Embarkation details

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
    Congestive Heart Failure Coronary Arteriosclerosis AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Patrick McCarthy, miner and Margaret McCarthy nee O'Connor.

    Husband of Annie (nee Whelan) McCarthy whom he married in Auckland in 1921.

    Brother of James McCarthy (39479).

    "Most records are missing from the Military File. Family believe he had meningitis at Trentham Military Camp which left him with a collapsed lung. Lots of men died there; family were told he was the only survivor in his hut."

    Certificate of Leave in lieu of discharge No. 4989 District Medical Board, Cambridge. Signed Trentham 21 February 1918.

    He spent some time in the Cambridge Sanatorium.

    After the war he had a butchery business in Te Kauwhata till late 1930. Then he moved to Frankton Junction. He also spent time on Bailey Ward, Waikato Hospital.

    Eventually he received a temporary War Pension, for which he went before the Pensions Board every year until the War pension was finally made permanent about the 1950s." Compiled from notes provided by son and daughter, Brian and Maureen McCarthy.

    He later lived at 3 Mozeley Avenue, Devonport, Auckland. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    12 February 1961 AWMM
    Age 80 AWMM
    EpsomAuckland AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Birkenhead-Glenfield Cemetery, corner Eskdale and Glenfield Roads, Birkenhead, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Public Lawn Row K Plot 5 AWMM
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
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