Topic: McGoverin, Thomas Patrick

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Mr McGoverin left New Zealand with the 4th Reinforcements and served 'through the Great War. He returned to Kirwee in 1919

The death occurred suddenly at Darfield of Mr Thomas Patrick McGoverin, of Kirwee. Born at Greendale in 1886, he was the second son of Mr and Mrs Thomas McGoverin, of Darfield. He was educated at the Darfield School and lived in Darfield until 1909, when he went to Kirwee to live, Mr McGoverin left New Zealand with the 4th Reinforcements and served 'through the Great War. He returned to Kirwee in 1919 and lived there until his death in 1938. He was a keen footballer and played for the Kirwee Club and in 1930 he was presented with a gold medal for completing 25 years as an active playing member of the club. He was also a member of the Kirwee Domain Board and the Malvern Returned Soldiers' Association.
The funeral, which took place at the Darfield Catholic Cemetery, was conducted by the Rev. Father McMonagle, and was largely attended. The bearers (members of the Returned Soldiers' Association) were Messrs M. V. Davis, M. E. Jenkins, S. R. Oldridge, and A. Brigans. The chief mourners were Mr McGovern's sisters, Mesdames, J. Vaughan (Kirwee), E. J. Hight (Lumsden), J. Hanley (Darfield), D. Clinton (Greendale), J. Reardon (Darfield), and brothers, Messrs M. McGovern (Petone), Jack McGovern (Greendale), and James McGoverin (Rolleston).

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McGoverin, Thomas Patrick


First Names:Thomas Patrick
Last Name:McGoverin
Date of Death:1938
Place of Death:Kirwee
Memorial or Cemetery:Darfield Catholic Cemetery
User Name:Selwyn Library
Marital Status:Single
Regiment or Service:Canterbury Mounted Rifles
Parents or Next of Kin:Mrs Elizabeth McGoverin (mother), care of Mrs Hanley, Kirwee, Canterbury
Service Number:7/982
Rank last held:Trooper
Embarkation:17 April 1915
Transport:Willochra or Knight Templar or Waitomo