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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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