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Michael J. Mulhearn

Attestation form, Boer War - No known copyright restrictions

Attestation form, Boer War - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Michael J. AWMM
  • Surname
    Mulhearn AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Thomas AWMM
    • Mulhern AWMM
  • Service number
    South African 5683 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1881 Noel Smith Research Project
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre Jan 1902 AWMM Little River, Banks Peninsula, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Sarah Mulhearn (mother), Hill Top, Little River, Banks Peninsula, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 8 February 1902 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 24 May 1900-31 May 1902 Transvaal AWMM
    • Orange Free State AWMM
    • Cape Colony AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    South African 5683 AWMM
  • Military service
    Private in the Temuka Rifles for nine months. AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    South Africa Jan 1902 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    Labourer/Civilian AWMM
    AddingtonChristchurch AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on 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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 feet 8.5 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      11 stone 12 pounds AWMM
    • Chest, Unknown Period AWMM
      32 inches (min), 35.5 inches (max) AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • His estimated enlistment date is 9 January 1902

    Michael J Mulhearn (sometimes Mulhern) enlisted under his brother's name, Thomas Mulhearn. While Michael Mulhearn was at war, Thomas lived at the Hill Top Hotel with his wife Lucy Mulhearn, and had three children with her.

    Private Mulhearn's acceptance form for the Imperial South African War Medal is made out to T Mulhearn but signed Michael J Mulhearn. A Justice of the Peace has added a note to the form certifying that it was in fact Michael J Mulhearn who went to South Africa in the Eight Contingent.

    Michael J Mulhearn (sometimes Mulhern) enlisted under his brother's name, Thomas Mulhearn.

    Not in New Zealand Cemetery Records AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
    New Zealand History online. New Zealand in the South (Boer) War
    Further Reference
  • References
    • Stowers, R. (2002). Rough Riders at War: history of New Zealand's involvement in the Anglo-Boer war 1899-1902 and information on all members of the ten New Zealand contingents. Author: Hamilton, N.Z. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • This record was partially completed by information provided by Noel George Smith (2020-2021). AWMM

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