(Service number 38932)
|Aliases||Aloysius (on death notification & burial record)|
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank|
|Date||1 August 1894||Place of Birth||Timaru|
|Date||10 October 1916||Age||22 yrs 1 mth|
|Address at Enlistment||Charles Street, Timaru|
|Previous Military Experience||2nd S.C. Rgt.|
|Next of Kin||Hugh BROSNAHAN (father), 21 Spencer Street, Addington, Christchurch|
|Medical Information||Height 5 ft 8 in. Weight 150 lb. Chest 33-35 in. Complexion fair. Eyes grey. Hair brown. Sight & hearing good. Colour vision correct. Limbs & chest well formed. Full movement of joints. Heart & lungs normal. Dental treatment carried out on 4 October 1916. No illnesses. Free from hernia, varicocele, Varicose veins, haemorrhoids, inveterate or contagious skin disease. Vaccinated. Good bodily & mental health. No defects. No fits.|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||22nd Reinforcements Canterbury Infantry Regimenet, C Company|
|Date||16 February 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||21 August 1918||Reason||No longer physically fit for war service on account of wounds (Gas Poisoning) received in Action.|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
3 August 1917 admitted to Field Ambulance - gassed, shell. 10 August 1917 admitted to Casualty Clearing Station - gassed, shell. 11 August 1917 admitted to hospital in France, wounded & slightly gassed.
Painter & paperhanger
|Date||3 July 1963||Age||75 yrs|
|Place of Death||Auckland|
|Notices||Timaru Herald, 5 July 1963|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Waikumete Cemetery, Auckland|
|Memorial Reference||Soldiers J, Row 1, Plot 53|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Son of Hugh & Julia (nee SCANNELL) BROSNAHAN. Brother of Timothy John killed in action & Patrick Joseph also served. Married Nora LEARY in 1921. Next-of-kin at death - Mrs BUTLER, 53 Margate Rd, Blockhouse Bay. Mrs Butler was his daughter Beatrice. His wife Norah predeceased him. He was also survived by a sister - Sister M. Rita, of Waimate. Educated at Kerrytown School; in 1905 Louis participated in the exhibition of dumb-bell drill at the school's grand annual concert. In March 1914 he appeared in Court charged with failing to render service under the Defence Act; he explained that he had been busy at harvest and had neglected to write to the officers; in May 1914 the case was dismissed as he had attended parades and drills. he played cricket while living in Timaru (1915). Prior to enlistment, Louis had been rejected as unfit for the military on account of a broken collar bone. Returned to Nedw Zealand in Draft No. 147, in March 1918.
Cenotaph Database [29 July 2013]; N Z Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ Ref. AABK 18805 W5530 0018539) [30 March 2014]; Timaru Herald, 28 November 1905, 6 March & 29 May 1914,12 November 1915, Otago Daily Times, 28 August 1917, Evening Post, 13 March 1918 (Papers Past) [02 April 2014]; Auckland City Council Online Burial Records (Waikumete Cemetery) [03 April 2014]; Timaru Herald, 5 July 1963 (Timaru District Library) [11 April 2014]
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