BROSNAHAN, William Joseph
(Service number 6/2947)

Aliases Enlisted as William BROSNAHAN
First Rank Private Last Rank


Date 29 January 1894 Place of Birth Temuka

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment 142 Chester Street, Christchurch
Occupation Freezer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Edward BROSNAHAN (father), 142 Chester Street, Christchurch
Religion Roman Catholic
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation Canterbury Infantry Battalion
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 7th Reinforcements
Date 9 October 1915
Transport Aparimo or Navua or Warrimoo
Embarked From Wellington Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Campaigns Egyptian; Western European
Service Medals 1914-15 Star; British War Medal; Victory Medal
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

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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 January 1, 1919 Reason No longer physically fit for War Service on account of wounds received in Action

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 15 July 1968 Age 74 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Ruru Lawn Cemetery, Christchurch
Memorial Reference Services Section, 1D, Plot 302
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

william BROSNAHAN was the son of Edward BROSNAHAN. He was born on 29 January 1894 at Timaru.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [08 February 2016]

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