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Daniel Patrick Geaney MM died 27/07/16


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Remembered today on the GWF

Rifleman 261993 Daniel Patrick Geaney MM

4th Batt. 3rd New Zealand Rifle Brigade

Who died aged 30, on 27th July 1916

And is buried at Nunhead [All Saints] Cemetery, London, UK

Grave ref: 52.33511c

Daniel was the son of Humphrey and Catherine Geaney, of Brunnerton, West Coast, New Zealand

His award of the MM was made posthumously

“War Office 21 Sep 1916: His Majesty the King has been graciously pleased to award the Military Medal for bravery in the field to the undermentioned Non-Commissioned Officers and Men

New Zealand Contingent: 26/993 Pte. D. P. Geaney, late N. Z. Rif. Brig.”

[from the 9206 supp to the LG]

Nunhead (All Saints) Cemetery contains 578 First World War burials. The majority are in three war graves plots; the United Kingdom plot (in Square 89) has 260 graves, the Australian plot (near the main entrance) has 16 and the Canadian plot (in Square 52, also containing New Zealand and South African burials) has 35. The graves in the Australian and Canadian plots are marked with individual headstones. The graves in the United Kingdom plot and the remaining war graves scattered throughout the cemetery could not be marked individually; the casualties buried in these graves are therefore commemorated by name on a screen wall inside the main entrance gate to the cemetery. A second screen wall commemorates the 110 Second World War casualties buried in a further war graves plot in Square 5 and elsewhere in the cemetery whose graves could not be marked by headstones.

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At this time, the New Zealand Division were responsible for holding the line north of Armentieres, beside the River Lys. The divisional history records a German raid on the 19/20th and on the 28th. However, throughout this time the New Zealanders were subjected to frequent (and on the 19/20th very heavy) artillery bombardments.


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Surname GEANEY

Given Name Daniel Patrick

Category Nominal Roll Vol. 2

Regimental Number 26/993

Rank Rifleman

Next of Kin Title H

Next of Kin Surname GEANEY

Next of Kin Relationship Father

Next of Kin Address Brunnerton West Coast

Roll Roll 24

Page Page 26

Occupation Bushman

There is also another Geaney from Brunnerton, who could be a brother.

Surname GEANEY

Given Name Jeremiah

Category Nominal Roll Vol. 2

Regimental Number 6/3707

Rank Private

Next of Kin Title Mrs

Next of Kin Surname GEANEY

Next of Kin Relationship Mother

Next of Kin Address Brunnerton

Comment Born in Australia

Roll Roll 21

Page Page 24

Occupation Carpenter

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