(Service number 22225)
|First Rank||Lance Corporal||Last Rank|
|Date||19 September 1889||Place of Birth||Little River, Canterbury|
|Address at Enlistment||Enfield|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||John BRESLIN (father), Morven, South Canterbury|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||17th Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry Battalion, C Company|
|Date||23 September 1916|
|Other Units Served With|
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|Military Awards||Military Medal|
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Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||*June 1962||Age||72 years|
|Place of Death|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Maunu Cemetery|
|New Zealand Memorials|
John Breslin was the second son of John and Mary (née Slattery) Breslin. He was educated at Little river School and the Waihao Native School near Waimate. He returned to New Zealand on the Maunganui in June 1919.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [17 March 2018]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) 17 March 2018]; School Admission record (Waimate Branch NZSG) [18 March 2018]; Maunu Cemetery burial record (South Canterbury NZSG cemetery records) [18 March 2018]; Timaru Herald, 16 June 1919 (Papers Past) [17 March 2018]
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Teresa Scott, SC branch NZSG
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