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Edward Lenihan

Private Edward Lanihan of Wellington, wounded. Image from Otago Witness, Supplement, 15th November 1916.

Private Edward Lanihan of Wellington, wounded. Image from Otago Witness, Supplement, 15th November 1 …

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Edward AWMM
  • Surname
    Lenihan AWMM
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    • WWI 8/2442 AWMM
    • WWII 2/21/72 AWMM
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    Male AWMM
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Civilian life

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  • Birth
    3 October 1885 AWMM New South WalesAustralia AWMM
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  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Taihape, New Zealand AWMM
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    WW1 Mrs M. Lenihan (mother), 34 Waterloo Avenue, Wellington South, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 13 June 1915 AWMM Single AWMM


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  • In the early 1900s the Lenihan family migrated to Hokitika, then moving to Wellington. Just prior to the outbreak of the First World War, Edward lived in Taihape where he was a compositor for Daily Times Taihape. He enlisted for the First World War, where he served with the Otago Infantry Battalion, at Gallipoli and on the Western Front - he was wounded during the Battle of Somme and returned to New Zealand. He married Violet Elizabeth Richardson in 1918, and they had one son born in 1920. Edward and his family moved to Gisborne where he was a Journalist. He passed away on the 11th December 1946 and was laid to rest at Taruheru Cemetery. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    11 December 1946 AWMM
    TaruheruGisborne AWMM
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    Taruheru Cemetery Nelson Road Gisborne District New Zealand AWMM Block 21, Plot 52 AWMM
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