Thomas Treahy

From auditor to soldier.

Thomas Treahy was from Oamaru and joined the Audit Department in September 1903. By the outbreak of WW1, he was a Book Keeper, Class VI.

Thomas joined the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in June 1917, aged 30. He was posted to the United Kingdom, with the 2nd Battalion, Canterbury Regiment. He embarked on 9 May 1918, travelling from Wellington to Liverpool on the ship Maunganui. On arrival, he was based at the Sling military camp (north of London).

In September 1918, he was posted to France. He fell ill and was hospitalised in the United Kingdom in December 1918. When he recovered from his illness, he was posted back to the Sling military camp.

Thomas left the United Kingdom for New Zealand in June 1919 and was discharged from the New Zealand Expeditionary Force on 23 September 1919. He was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.

Thomas resumed his career with the Audit Department, as a Section Clerk, Class V.

In 1930, he held the position of Assistant Chief Examiner, Wellington, and was later promoted to Chief Examiner. By the time he retired on 5 March 1947, Thomas had reached the position of Deputy Controller and Auditor-General.

Thomas died at Wellington on 4 August 1969.