O'SHEA, Daniel
(Service number 6/2719)

Aliases Dan
First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date 8 June 1894 Place of Birth Temuka

Enlistment Information

Date 17 April 1915 Age 21
Address at Enlistment High Street, Timaru   
Occupation Labourer
Previous Military Experience 43 Coy Senior Cadets
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin P. O'SHEA (father), High Street, Timaru
Religion Roman Catholic
Medical Information Examination Passed. Fit For Service.

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation 6th Reinforcements
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Canterbury Infantry Battalion
Date 14 August 1915
Transport Willochra or Tofua 
Embarked From Wellington Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion

Military Awards

Campaigns Balkans (Gallipoli) 1915; Western European
Service Medals 1914-1915 Star: 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 Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Admitted To Hospital (Trentham Camp) 30/7/1915; Sore Throat, Discharged 2/8/1915; Wounded in action in the field 16/9/1916; Admitted To No 6 General Hospital, Rouen France 18/9/16; Died of multiple wounds 21/9/1916.

Post-war Occupations


Date 21 September 1916 Age 22
Place of Death France
Cause Died of wounds
Notices Timaru Herald 2 October 1916
Memorial or Cemetery St Sever Cemetery, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France
Memorial Reference B. 17. 34. Grave Number 4136
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru; Basilica of the Sacred Heart; Temuka RSA Roll of Honour; Temuka War Memorial

Biographical Notes

Third son of Patrick & Elizabeth (McAULIFFE) O'SHEA, of Timaru. Brother of Cornelius O'SHEA, also killed in action in 1917.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [21 July 2013]; CWGC [04 August 2013]; Timaru Herald 2 Oct 1916 

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