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James Henry Geary

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  • Service number
    • WWI 16/971 AWMM
    • 9/1171 - 'O Squad' 6th Rfts then transferred to NZ Maori Pioneer Btn Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 March 2016 - Military Record
  • Also known as
    James Henry Letcher GEARY Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 March 2016 - BMD NZ Records
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • 2nd NZ Maori Pioneer Battalion Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 March 2016 - Military Record
  • Last rank
  • War
Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 257 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 257 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    James Henry AWMM
  • Surname
    Geary AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    James Henry Letcher GEARY Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 March 2016 - BMD NZ Records
  • Service number
    • WWI 16/971 AWMM
    • 9/1171 - 'O Squad' 6th Rfts then transferred to NZ Maori Pioneer Btn Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 March 2016 - Military Record
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Presbyterian Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 March 2016 - Military Record

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    29 August 1892 Public Source
  • Date of birth
    • 29 August 1892 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 March 2016 - Military Record
    • enlistment date of birth: 29 August 1890 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 March 2016 - Military Record
  • Place of birth
    Portobello, Dunedin Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 March 2016 - Military Record
  • Birth notes
    son of William & Mary Ann Geary Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 March 2016 - Military Record
  • Address before enlistment
    291 Cargill Road, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • William Geary (father), Portobello, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mrs J H Geary (wife) 27 Elincroft St, Clapton, England Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 March 2016 - Military Record
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 18 September 1915 AWMM Single/WWI AWMM
    • 1917 married Josephine Maud COLES in Hackney, England Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 March 2016 - Military Record

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Egyptian, Egyptian EF & Western European Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 March 2016 - Military Record
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • 2nd NZ Maori Pioneer Battalion Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 March 2016 - Military Record
  • Service number
    • WWI 16/971 AWMM
    • 9/1171 - 'O Squad' 6th Rfts then transferred to NZ Maori Pioneer Btn Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 March 2016 - Military Record
  • Military service
    1915-1920 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 March 2016 - Military Record
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    12th Mounted Rifles Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 March 2016 - Military Record
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Labourer at Burnside Freezing Works Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 March 2016 - Military Record
  • Age on enlistment
    24yrs (birthdate 29/8/1890) Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 March 2016 - 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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Sergeant Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 March 2016 - Military Record

Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Death
    13 October 1969 Public Source
  • Date of death
    13 October 1969 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 March 2016 - Dunedin City Council's Cemetery Records
  • Age at death
    78yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 March 2016 - Dunedin City Council's Cemetery Records
  • Place of death
    Dunedin Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 March 2016 - Dunedin City Council's Cemetery Records
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
    East Taieri Cemetery, Dunedin Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 March 2016 - Dunedin City Council's Cemetery Records
  • Grave reference
    Block DC. Plot 14; Original reference:- E19691004 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 March 2016 - Dunedin City Council's Cemetery Records
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Page No: 257 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. 2: Includes portrait AWMM
    • Soutar, M. (2019). Whitiki! Whiti! Whiti! E!: Maori In the First World War. New Zealand: David Bateman Ltd. AWMM

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25 March 2016Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher

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