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Full Name
Michael George O'Callaghan
Rank Last Held
Lieutenant
Forename(s)
Michael George
Surname
O'Callaghan
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
7126
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Second Lieutenant
Occupation before Enlistment
Law student
Next of Kin
Mrs H. O'Callaghan (mother), 12 Mahene Street, Dunedin, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
12 Mahene Street, Dunedin, New Zealand
Military District
Dunedin
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 1st Echelon
Embarkation Unit
20Canterbury and Otago Battalion
Embarkation Date
5 January 1940
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Destination
Egypt
Nominal Roll Number
WW2 1
Page on Nominal Roll
WW2 135
Last Unit Served
20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death
Crete
Date of Death
25 May 1941
Age at Death
24
Year of Death
1941
Memorial Name
Athens Memorial, Phaleron War Cemetery, Athens, Greece
Memorial Reference
Face 13.
Biographical Notes
Son of Herbert O'Callaghan and Jessie Maude O'Callaghan (nee Adam), of Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand.
Description of Image
Portrait from The Weekly News; 23 July 1941
Sources Used
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940)
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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