(Service number 61033)

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Date 28 May 1891 Place of Birth Little River

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Morven P.O.
Occupation Shepherd
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mr J. BRESLIN (father), Morven, South Canterbury
Religion Roman Catholic
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Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date *October 1965 Age 75 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Waimate Old Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

James Breslin was the third son of John and Mary (née Slattery) Breslin. He was educated at Little river School and the Waihao Native School near Waimate.His brother John also enlisted and saw service overseas.


NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) 17 March 2018]; School Admission record (Waimate Branch NZSG) [18 March 2018]; Waimate Old Cemetery burial record (South Canterbury Branch NZSG cemetery records) [18 March 2018]; Timaru Herald, 16 June 1919 (Papers Past) [17 March 2018]

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Teresa Scott, SC branch NZSG

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