(Service number 6/3122)
|First Rank||Lance Corporal||Last Rank||Private|
|Date||7 June 1893||Place of Birth||Temuka|
|Date||6 December 1915||Age||22|
|Address at Enlistment||High Street, Timaru; Willowbridge, Sth Canterbury|
|Previous Military Experience||Timaru City Rifles|
|Next of Kin||Patrick O'SHEA (father), High Street, Timaru|
|Medical Information||Examination Passed. Fit For Service.|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||7th Reinforcements|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||Canterbury Infantry Battalion|
|Date||10 September 1915|
|Transport||Aparima or Navua or Warrimoo|
|Embarked From||Wellington||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||Canterbury Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion|
|Service Medals||1914-15 Star; British War Medal; Victory Medal|
Award Circumstances and Date
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
Admitted to hospital 5th July 1915, Trentham. Granted sick leave 19th to 30th July 1915.
|Date||15 March 1917||Age||23|
|Place of Death||Messines, Belgium|
|Cause||Killed in action, in the Field|
|Memorial or Cemetery||St Quentin Cabaret Military Cemetery, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium|
|Memorial Reference||II. B. 17.|
|New Zealand Memorials||On Memorial wall, Timaru; Basilica of the Sacred Heart; Temuka RSA Roll of Honour; Temuka War Memorial|
Son of Patrick & Elizabeth (McAULIFFE) O'SHEA, of Timaru. Brother of Daniel O'SHEA, also killed in action in 1916.
Embarked For France From Pt Said, Suez Canal, Egypt On The Ship The Franconia (1) Troopship. 6/04/1916.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [21 July 2013]; NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ Ref. AABK 18805 W5549 0089002) [04 August 2013]; CWGC [04 August 2013]
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