(Service number 6/2719)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank||Private|
|Date||8 June 1894||Place of Birth||Temuka|
|Date||17 April 1915||Age||21|
|Address at Enlistment||High Street, Timaru|
|Previous Military Experience||43 Coy Senior Cadets|
|Next of Kin||P. O'SHEA (father), High Street, Timaru|
|Medical Information||Examination Passed. Fit For Service.|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||6th Reinforcements|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||Canterbury Infantry Battalion|
|Date||14 August 1915|
|Transport||Willochra or Tofua|
|Embarked From||Wellington||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||Canterbury Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion|
|Campaigns||Balkans (Gallipoli) 1915; Western European|
|Service Medals||1914-1915 Star: British War Medal, Victory Medal.|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
Admitted To Hospital (Trentham Camp) 30/7/1915; Sore Throat, Discharged 2/8/1915; Wounded in action in the field 16/9/1916; Admitted To No 6 General Hospital, Rouen France 18/9/16; Died of multiple wounds 21/9/1916.
|Date||21 September 1916||Age||22|
|Place of Death||France|
|Cause||Died of wounds|
|Notices||Timaru Herald 2 October 1916|
|Memorial or Cemetery||St Sever Cemetery, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France|
|Memorial Reference||B. 17. 34. Grave Number 4136|
|New Zealand Memorials||On Memorial wall, Timaru; Basilica of the Sacred Heart; Temuka RSA Roll of Honour; Temuka War Memorial|
Third son of Patrick & Elizabeth (McAULIFFE) O'SHEA, of Timaru. Brother of Cornelius O'SHEA, also killed in action in 1917.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [21 July 2013]; CWGC [04 August 2013]; Timaru Herald 2 Oct 1916
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