BROSNAHAN, Barry Bernard
(Service number 51098)

Aliases Barry Joseph BROSNAHAN at birth, marriage, death & burial. Sometimes as BROSNAN.
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Date 13 April 1890 Place of Birth Kerrytown

Enlistment Information

Date 12 December 1916 Age 26 Yrs
Address at Enlistment Kerrytown
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs D. BROSNAHAN (mother), Kerrytown, South Canterbury
Religion Roman Catholic
Medical Information

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 27th Reinforcements Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company
Date 12 June 1917
Transport Tahiti 
Embarked From Wellington Destination Devonport, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Service Medals British War Medal; Victory Medal
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date 9 May 1918 Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

August 1917 in hospital - severe case. Discharged as no longer physically fit for War Service on account of flat feet (condition existed prior to enlistment, not result of war service).

Post-war Occupations


Date 19 October 1968 Age 78 yrs
Place of Death Timaru
Notices Timaru Herald, 21 October 1968
Memorial or Cemetery Temuka Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 252, Plot 1017
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Son of David & Mary BROSNHAN. Brother of Robert Joseph. Next of kin at death - Mrs M. J. BROSNAHAN, 41 Wilkin St, Temuka. Barry was survived by his wife, Mary, three daughters and two sons.


Cenotaph Database [29 July 2013]; N Z Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ Ref. AABK 18805 W5530 0018530) [27 August 2013]; TDC Headstone image Temuka Cemetery [28 August 2013]; Timaru Herald, 11 August 1917 (Papers Past) [28 February 2014]; Timaru Herald, 21 October 1968 (Timaru District Library) [11 April 2014]

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