BROSNAHAN, James Timothy
(Service number 22933)
|First Rank||Rifleman||Last Rank|
|Date||6 July 1891||Place of Birth||Temuka|
|Date||11 January 1916||Age||24 yrs 1 mth|
|Address at Enlistment||C/- W. Burt, Waipukurua (Waipukurau?)|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Timothy Michael BROSNAHAN (father), Kerrytown, Timaru, Canterbury|
|Medical Information||Height 5 feet 9 inches. Weight 11 stone. Chest 35-37 inches. Complexion medium. Eyes hazel. Hair dark brown. Sight, hearing, colour vision, heart and lungs all normal. Limbs and chest well formed. Full movement of joints. Teeth - upper two unformed, lower teeth good. Free from hernia, varicocele, varicose veins, inveterate or contagious skin disease. Vaccinated. Good bodily and mental health. No slight defects. No previous illnesses. No fits.|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Rifle Brigade|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||4th Reinforcements 3rd Battalion, G Company|
|Date||27 May 1916|
|Embarked From||Wellington||Destination||Devonport, England|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With|
|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||9 February 1919||Reason||Termination of period of engagement|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
Admitted to hospital on 10 July 1917, then to Walton-on-Thames Hospital on 11 July, with gun shot wounds received on 28/30 June 1917. He had in fact been reported wounded on 225 June. He was transferred to Hornchurch on 17 July and stayed there until 22 August.
|Date||25 July 1955||Age||64 yrs|
|Place of Death||The Gums, Kerrytown|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Temuka Cemetery|
|Memorial Reference||General Section, Row 204, Plot 383|
|New Zealand Memorials|
James Timothy BROSNAHAN was the son of Timothy Michael Thady and Mary BROSNAHAN. Timothy remarried in 1896, three years after James's mother, Mary, died in 1893.
Jamesgave a total of 3 years and 30 days of war service. He embarked at Liverpool on 3 December 1918 per "Tahiti".
James is buried with his father and his step-mother Bridget in Timaru Cemetery.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [29 July 2013]; N Z Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ Ref. AABK 18805 W5530 0018536) [16 April 2014]; TDC headstone image (Temuka Cemetery) [28 August 2013/23 February 2014]; Timaru Herald, 26 July 1955 (Timaru District Library) [17 May 2015]; Timaru Herald, 20 May 1909, 16 July 1917, 8 & 14 January 1919, Oamaru Mail, 14 July 1917, Sun, 6 January 1919 (Papers Past) [11 February 2016]; SCRoll web submission by M Brosnan, 25 June 2020.
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