Michael James DELEHANTY

DELEHANTY, Michael James

Service Number: 744
Enlisted: 12 February 1917, Brisbane, Qld.
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 11th Machine Gun Company
Born: Wellington, New Zealand, 27 April 1897
Home Town: Maryborough, Fraser Coast, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Wellington, New Zealand, 1981, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Samson Vale Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

12 Feb 1917: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 744, 11th Machine Gun Company, Brisbane, Qld.
26 Nov 1917: Involvement Private, 744, 11th Machine Gun Company, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '21' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: SS Indarra embarkation_ship_number: '' public_note: ''
26 Nov 1917: Embarked Private, 744, 11th Machine Gun Company, SS Indarra, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Michael's parents were Timothy Delehanty and Hanoria. The Daily Standard which was a local Brisbane newspaper reports that Michael James Delehanty was a farmer and living at Samsonvale when he enlisted on 12 February 1917 at Brisbane. His Aunt and Uncle James Calder and Bridget Delehanty were longtime residents of Maryborough, Queensland. He was discharged 29 September 1919 and not long after this he returned to New Zealand where he passed away at Wellington in 1981.