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John Geary

Photograph of John (Jack Geary). Image kindly provided by Grant family (April 2020). Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Photograph of John (Jack Geary). Image kindly provided by Grant family (April 2020). Image has no kn …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    John AWMM
  • Surname
    Geary AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Jack Public - Chris - Other Relative - 3 March 2015 - "Tangled Threads" Celia Geary
  • Service number
    • WWI 9/36 AWMM
    • WWI 16/36A AWMM
  • Gender
    • Male AWMM
    • Male Public - Chris - Other Relative - 3 March 2015 - "Tangled Threads" Celia Geary
  • Iwi
    • Iwi Māori AWMM
    • Taranaki Public - Chris - Other Relative - 3 March 2015 - "Tangled Threads" Celia Geary
  • Hapū
    • Te Āti Awa ki Taranaki AWMM
    • Nga Mahanga Public - Chris - Other Relative - 3 March 2015 - "Tangled Threads" Celia Geary
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Portobello Camp Mental Hospital, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    W. Geary (father), Portobello, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWI 9/36 AWMM
    • WWI 16/36A 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 OtagoNew Zealand 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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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About death

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  • Death
    8 August 1915 AWMM
    Age 28 AWMM
    GallipoliTurkey AWMM
  • 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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  • Memorial name
    Chunuk Bair (New Zealand) Memorial, Chunuk Bair Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey AWMM

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  • John (jack) was my Grandfathers Brother. It saddens me that he was taken at 28 and never married. I have a copy of the final Family portraits which were photographed at the homestead in Harwood a few days before he left for war. One of the 5 girls, another the 5 boys and last of William and his second wife, Maryanne Pearce. RIP our brave Solder.
    Public - Julie - Other relative - 1 February 2017
  • What a fitting occasion on this special day in Portobello, thinking of you all 100 years have passed today and we remember you and your comrades achievements in a battle that will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace Great Uncle.
    Public - Jeff - Other Relative - 8 August 2015
  • Lodge Peninsula Kilwinning No 696 on the register of the Grand Lodge of Scotland are holding a memorial service for Brother John Geary Junior Deacon of the above lodge on the 8th August 2015 at 1.00pm. This will be held at the Otago Peninsula Museum & Historical Soc Inc grounds at 17 Harington Point Road Portobello Dunedin NZ . After 100years of only being able to attend the War Memorial in Gallipoli We are now adding his name to the Memorial Rock in Portobello along with other Fallen Comrades
    Public - Ernie - 21 July 2015



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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
11 July 2021Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
01 May 2020LochieDunedinOther relative
01 February 2017JulieSydney, AustraliaOther relative
08 August 2015JeffNelson NZOther Relative
21 July 2015ErniePortobello DunedinOther

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