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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 14/06/2018
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Auckland Regiment (New Zealand Army)
Date Of Birth: 08/06/1885
Died: 30/03/1918 (Killed in Action)
Age: 32
Michael Corrigan (Cargan) was the eldest son of Bernard and Sarah Cargan. He was born on 8th June 1885 in Lissan. He was the eldest of seven children. They were a farming family who lived in Dirnan, Lissan. As a young man he emigrated to New Zealand. Michael lived in Utiku. Utiku is situated in the middle of the North Island. It is about 100 kilometres west of Hastings. At the outbreak of the First World War, Michael enlisted with the 2nd Battalion Auckland Regiment, New Zealand Rifle Brigade. Private Michael Corrigan was killed in action in France on 30th March 1918.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Grevillers New Zealand Memorial
  Bapaume, Pas-de-Calais, 
Grave Ref:
CWGC Casualty 1738586
Grevillers is a village in the Department of the Pas de Calais, 3 kilometres west of Bapaume. From Bapaume take the RD929 in the direction of Amiens, turn immediately right onto the RD7, where a signpost indicates the cemetery. After 500 metres turn left at junction onto RD29, where a signpost indicates the cemetery which is on the right after a further 50 metres.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - East Panel 2018 Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 258
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists 'Cargan' family Lists Michael as age 15 living with the family at house 5 in Dirnan, Lisson Upper, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists 'Cargan' family Does not list Michael as living with the family at house 13 in Dirnan, Lissan Upper, Londonderry
3 Archives New Zealand Military documents (3 no) of Private Michael Corrigan
4 Dolores Cross Project No picture of Private Michael Corrigan's grave
5 Photo of Private Michael Corrigan's inscription
6 - Lissan Michael Corrigan is listed on the family headstone
7 New Zealand Cenotaph Details of Private Michael Corrigan including photo
8 NZ War Graves Project Details of Private Michael Corrigan including grave photo
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023