BROSNAHAN, Thomas Joseph
(Service number 78227)

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Date 9 January 1891 Place of Birth Awaranui, Temuka

Enlistment Information

Date 2 February 1917 Age 26 yrs
Address at Enlistment Seadown, Temuka
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience 2nd S.C. Regt.
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs H. BROSNAHAN (mother), Seadown, Temuka
Religion Roman Catholic
Medical Information Height 5 feet 6 inches. Weight 146 lb. Chest 35-38 inches. Complexion dark. Eyes brown. Hair brown. Eyes both 6/6. Hearing, colour vision, heart & lungs all normal. Limbs & chest well formed. Full movement of joints. Had had illness. Free from hernia, varicose veins, haemorrhoids, inveterate or contagious skin disease. Not free from Varicocele. No vaccination mark. Good bodily & mental health. Slight defects but not likely to cause rejection. No fits. 'States chronic indigestion, 2 years ago.' Declared Fit A.

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 39th Reinforcements A Company
Date 13 June 1918
Transport Athenic 
Embarked From Wellington Destination Liverpool, England
Other Units Served With
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Liberation Date


Date 16 December 1919 Reason In consequence of being no longer physically fit for War Service, on account of illness contracted on Active Service.

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

3 July 1919 admitted to Military Hospital Tidworth - gastric ulcer; discharged 15 August 1919. 21 August 1919 admitted to Walton-on-Thames - gastric ulcer. 16 September 1919 admitted to Military Hospital Devonport - sick.

Post-war Occupations


Date 7 July 1954 Age 63 yrs
Place of Death Seadown (at his residence)
Notices Timaru Herald, 8 July 1954
Memorial or Cemetery Temuka Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 205, Plot 456
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Thomas Joseph BROSNAHAN was the second son of Jeremiah and Hannah BROSNAHAN.


Cenotaph Database [29 July 2013]; N Z Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ Ref. AABK 18805 W5530 0018546) [30 March 2014]; TDC headstone image (Temuka Cemetery) [03 April 2014]; Timaru Herald, 8 July 1954 (Timaru District Library) [11 April 2014]

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