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Clarence Francis Neary

Private C Neary in uniform, coat and cap - No known copyright restrictions

Private C Neary in uniform, coat and cap - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Clarence Francis AWMM
  • Surname
    Neary AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Clarrie AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 26894 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1890 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
    Manager/Civilian AWMM
    Managing Director, CF Neary Ltd, Furniture Manufacturers AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Francis Griffin (mother), Rathbone Street, Whangarei, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 25 September 1916 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 26894 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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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 Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
    Heart attack AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Served at Passchendaele and Somme

    Took leave in England and Ireland where his forebears were born in Sligo, Ireland.

    Member West End Rowing Club and Remuera Golf Club. Well known race goer (Gallops and Trots). Longtime member of Auckland Racing Club. Known for attending over 50 race meetings annually for over 40 years.

    Married Mona MacIntosh Robinson in 1919. Two sons - Private James Neary (3 Div 2 NZEF); Aircraftsman Piri Neary RNZAF WW2, and daughter Suzanne Horrocks (nee Neary) AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    1970 AWMM
    Age 80 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cremated at Purewa Cemetery and Crematorium, Meadowbank, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
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  • External links
  • References
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
      Cenotaph Data Entry Form AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
      Military Service Record AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      41: 6 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 3: Includes portrait AWMM

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