BROSNAHAN, Timothy Edward
(Service number 43946)

First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date 8 February 1895 Place of Birth Temuka

Enlistment Information

Date 13 December 1916 Age 21 years 10 months
Address at Enlistment 330 Manchester Street, Christchurch
Occupation Carpenter
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin T. E. BROSNAHAN (father), 330 Manchester Street, Christchurch
Religion Roman Catholic
Medical Information Height 5 feet 3 inches. Weight 8 stone 9 lbs. Chest measurement 32-35 inches. Complexion fair. Eyes grey. Hair brown. Sight - both eyes 6/6. Hearing and colour vision both normal. Limbs well formed. Full and perfect movement of all joints. Chest well formed. Heart and lungs normal. No illnesses. Free from hernia, varicocele, varicose veins, haemorrhoids, inveterate or contagious skin disease. Vaccinated (left arm). Good bodily and mental health. no slight defects. No fits. Class 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 24th Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company
Date 26 April 1917
Transport Pakeha
Embarked From Destination Plymouth, Devon, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Infantry Regiment

Military Awards

Campaigns Western European
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 24 March 1919 Reason No longer physically fit for War Service on account of wounds received in Action (Gunshot wounds).

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Gunshot wounds to ankle.

Post-war Occupations



Date 30 August 1982 Age 87 years
Place of Death Lower Hutt
Memorial or Cemetery Taita Lawn Cemetery, Lower Hutt
Memorial Reference Block 10, Row C, Plot 19
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Timothy Edward BROSNAHAN was born on 8 February 1895 at Temuka to Timothy Edward and Catherine (née LAVERY) BROSNAHAN. On 3 December 1918 at Liverpool, he embarked on the "Tahiti" to return to New Zealand.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [08 February 2016]; N Z Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ Ref. AABK 18805 W5530 0018547) [27 March 2016]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [08 February 2016]; Taita Lawn Cemetery burial record (Hutt City Council) [08 February 2016]; Taita Lawn Cemetery headstone image (Find A Grave per [08 February 2016]; Star, 26 February 1916, Press, 24 November 1916, 15 April 1918, Timaru Herald, 16 April 1918, Sun, 6 January 1919, Evening Post, 28 May 1924, 11 March 1927, 26 November 1928, 18 February 1935 (Papers Past) [13 February 2016]

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