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Sidney Cleary

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Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
    Private Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 November 2015 - Military Record
  • Forenames
    Sidney AWMM
  • Surname
    Cleary AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Sydney Te-Kani-a-Takirau Cleary AWMM
    • Sidney Te Kani-a-Takirau CLEARY Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 November 2015 - Research
  • Service number
    WWI 14757 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion
    Church of England Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 November 2015 - Military Record

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    3 February 1895 Public Source
  • Date of birth
    3 February 1895 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 November 2015 - Military record
  • Place of birth
    Gisborne, NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 November 2015 - Military record
  • Birth notes
    son of John CLEARY & Lucy Annie Charlotte nee' HARRIS Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 November 2015 - Military record & Research
  • Address before enlistment
    Pakarae Hotel, Gisborne Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 November 2015 - Military record
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 J. Cleary (father), Albion Hotel, Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    single Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 November 2015 - Military record

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Western European Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 November 2015 - Military Record
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • NZ Rifle Brigade Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 November 2015 - Military Record
  • Service number
    WWI 14757 AWMM
  • Military service
    1916-1917 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 November 2015 - Military Record
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment
    19yrs 10mths Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 November 2015 - Military record

Embarkations

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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 wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Sidney Cleary was the son of John and Lucy Cleary, of 205 Harris St., Gisborne, New Zealand. AWMM
    • Circumstances connected with the death of Private S. Cleary, who left Gisborne with the 14th Reinforcements, are related in a letter has been received by Mr. J. Clearv from the Rev. G. Kennedy Tucker, written from the 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station, France, and in which he says "It is with -deepest sorrow I have to inform you of the sad though glorious death of your son, Private S. Cleary, Please accept my very sincere sympathy to you in your great bereavement. He was brought into the hospital on the 30th of last suffering from wounds in his the leg received in action and although every thing possible was done he passed away the following day. I saw him, and did what I could do to comfort him. You will be glad to know that he died quite peacefully and I laid him to rest in a little cemetery nearby. A cross will be erected over the grave. You can be cheered by the thought that your son did his duty and did it well. He has given his life it is true, but only to gain a higher one which will last forever. His sacrifice has been great, but you may be assured that his reward will be greater." Another son Private E. J, Cleary, left with the 7th Reinforcements, and according to latest advice is at present in hospital in Walton, England. The third son in the family goes into camp on January 8th. Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 November 2015 - Poverty Bay Herald, Volume XLIV, Issue 14441, 30 October 1917, Page 2
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    31 July 1917 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
    BelgiumEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Trois Arbres Cemetery, Steenwerck, Nord, France AWMM I. V. 28. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

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11 May 2023Lorraine MonaGisborneResearcher
04 November 2015Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher

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