BROSNAHAN, James Gregory
(Service number 16270)
|First Rank||Trooper||Last Rank||Trooper|
|Date||25 May 1894||Place of Birth||Timaru|
|Date||16 December 1915||Age||21 years 6 months|
|Address at Enlistment||Washdyke near Timaru|
|Previous Military Experience||2nd S. C. Rgt.|
|Next of Kin||T. H. BROSNAHAN (father), Washdyke near Timaru|
|Medical Information||Height 5 feet 5 inches. Weight 123 lbs. Chest 30-32 inches. Complexion fair. Hair brown. Eyes grey. Right eye good, left eye 2/2. Hearing good. Colour vision correct. Limbs and chest well formed. Full movement of joints. heart and lungs normal. No illnesses. Free from hernia, varicocele, varicose veins, haemorrhoids, inveterate or contagious skin disease. Vaccinated. Good bodily and mental health. Slight hesitation in speech. No fits.|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||16th Reinforcements Mounted Rifle Details|
|Date||19 August 1916|
|Embarked From||Wellington||Destination||Devonport, England|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||Otago Mounted Rifles|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
|Date||31 January 1918||Reason||No longer physically fit for war service on account of illness contracted on active service.|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
19 February 1917 admitted to NZ General Hospital at Brockenhurst, with appendicitis; 15 March 1917 reported to be progressing favourably; 23rd March dondition unchanged. By 22 July 1917 he had developed abdominal colic. 10 September 1917 again admitted to NZ G H Brockenhurst - debility, weak, abdominal pain.
|Date||28 November 1958||Age||64 yrs|
|Place of Death||Timaru|
|Notices||Timaru Herald, 29 November 1958|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Temuka Cemetery|
|Memorial Reference||Services Section, Row 200, Plot 12|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Stowaway on Transport 61 Aparima. Left from Fremantle 2 October 1916. Gave total of 2 years 47 days of service. On 19 August 1917, James forfeited 4 days pay for refusing to obey orders of Super Officer. After his discharge, it was found that 5 pounds 19 shillings was to be credited to him. His brother, Mr H. P. BROSNAHAN, Seadown, was next-of-kin at his death.
Cenotaph Database [29 July 2013]; N Z Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ Ref. AABK 18805 W5530 0018535) [27 August 2013]; TDC headstone image (Temuka Cemetery) [28 August 2013]; Timaru Herald, 29 November 1958 (Timaru District Library) [11 April 2014]
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