BREEN, Timothy Gregory
(Service number 7/2236)
|Aliases||Tim. Name on Cenotaph Database is Timothy George.|
|First Rank||Trooper||Last Rank||Gunner|
|Date||17 November 1889||Place of Birth||Kerrytown, Canterbury|
|Date||16 November 1915||Age||25 yrs|
|Address at Enlistment||Kerrytown|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||J. BREEN (father), Kerrytown, Canterbury|
|Medical Information||Height 5 ft 81/2 in. Weight 150 lbs. Chest 34-37 in. Complexion dark. Eyes green. Hair dark brown. Eyes both 6/6. Hearing, colour vision, heart, lungs - normal. Limbs, chest - well formed. Joint movement good. Teeth good. Free from hernia, variocele, varicose veins, haemorrhoids, inveterate or contagious skin disease. Good bodily & mental health; no physical defects; no fits.|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||10th Reinforcements Canterbury Mounted Rifles, C Squadron|
|Date||4 March 1916|
|Transport||Willochra or Tofua|
|Embarked From||Wellington||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||NZ Field Artillery, 12th Battery|
|Service Medals||British War Medal; Victory Medal|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
|Date||12 August 1918||Reason||No longer physically fit for War Service. Corns on soles of feet.|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
17 Nov 1916 admitted to hospital at Codford from Sling & struck off strength. 22 Nov 1917 admitted to Walton-on-Thames Hospital. February 1917. Deep corns in sole of foot, painful when he walks; three corns excised under local anaesthetic; recovered. 23 Nov 1917 2 small ulcers on left foot; conrs on both feet. Boots corrected. Ulcer nearly healed. 31 Dec 1917 ulcer excised recurred. Hospital report - among sick and wounded, not severe case; next of kin resident at Kerrytown (Evening Post, 8 Feb 1917)
|Date||15 September 1977||Age||86|
|Place of Death||Christchurch|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Ruru Lawn Cemetery, Christchurch|
|Memorial Reference||Block 12, Plot 76|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Son of Jeremiah & Norah BREEN. Married to Christina (d. 1974). Brother of Jerome also served WWI..
Cenotaph Database [09 August 2013]; N Z Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ Ref. AABK 18805 W5520 0017647) [08 September 2013; Cemetery Burial Record (online); NZ BDM historical records [Death]; Evening Post, 08 Feb 1917 (PapersPast) [11 August 2013].
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