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DAVID McCLEARY

McCLEARY, DAVID (listed as M)

RANK:   RIFLEMAN            SERIAL NO:  23/1449

UNIT:    ‘C’ COMPANY, 1st  BATTALION, N.Z. RIFLE BRIGADE 

BORN:       04/09/1884  -  THAMES, N.Z.     

DIED:     13/09/1916        KILLED IN ACTION        
              
PLACE:     SOMME, FRANCE    

SINGLE:              RELIGION:   PRESBYTERIAN

WIFE:    
    
PARENTS:   David (deceased) and Mrs T.J. McCLEARY, AUCKLAND

SIBLINGS:       James McCLEARY (brother)

NEXT OF KIN:   JAMES McCLEARY (brother), WAIPAWA
                        
OCCUPATION:  HAIRDRESSER

EMPLOYER:   SELF

LAST NZ ADDRESS:  OTANE  

HEIGHT:   5’ 5”        WEIGHT:    8st. 8lb.        CHEST:   30”

COMP:   FAIR        EYES:   BLUE           HAIR:    LIGHT BROWN
    
EDUCATION:    4th EDUCATIONAL STANDARD

GRAVE/MEMORIAL:   THISTLE DUMP CEMETERY, HIGH WOOD,
                              LONGUEVAL, SOMME, FRANCE                                           
    

 

ENLISTED:       TRENTHAM        DATE:   23/08/1915  

MAIN BODY:                   REINFORCEMENT:   8th          

MILITARY RECORD:
23/08/1915.  POSTED ‘E’ COMPANY, 8th REINFORCEMENT, TRENTHAM .
13/11/1915.  EMBARKED WELLINGTON.
20/12/1915.  DISEMBARKED SUEZ, EGYPT.
11/03/1916.  JOINED ‘C’ COY, 1st BATTALION, N.Z. RIFLE , (MOASCAR).
06/04/1916.  EMBARKED ALEXANDRIA FOR FRANCE .
13/09/1916.  KILLED IN ACTION, SOMME, FRANCE.

 

AWARDED:    
BRITISH WAR MEDAL.
VICTORY MEDAL.
1914-15 STAR.