BRIEN, Michael Francis
(Service number 57503)

First Rank Rifleman Last Rank


Date Unknown Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Farm hand
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs CHARTERS (sister), Temuka
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 29th Reinforcements H Company
Date 13 October 1917
Transport Corinthic
Embarked From Wellington Destination Liverpool, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Service Medals
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

Post-war Occupations


Date Age
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

C Ford recounts: "This is my Pop , he had an Irish mother and his father was 2ND generation Irish . He grew up in Kerrytown and his Dad cared for horses. He went to war and was gassed and also shot in the leg. He walked with a limp all his life and also had a terrible cough from the gas. He had a brief holiday in Scotland and returned to NZ and won a ballot and farmed at Claremont . He married Kit Lynch and had two daughters and 3 sons . He retired into Timaru and gardened - he had an amazing vegie garden and always gave fruit and vegies to family and friends and neighbors . He was a quiet and dignified man and a wonderful granddad . He died in his 90's"


Cenotaph Database [03 August 2013]

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