Francis Alphonsus Brogan 1896 - 8 October 1917 Key details Contribute › Service number24/1602 AWMM Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Rank and unit at dischargeWW1 AWMMLance Corporal AWMMAuckland Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion AWMM WarWorld War I, 1914-1918 AWMM Play your part Contribute what you know about their war service and life. Lay a poppy Leave a note PDF Print Share Headstone, Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery (Photo Mr & Mrs R. … Read more View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesFrancis Alphonsus AWMM SurnameBrogan AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service number24/1602 AWMM GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe ReligionCatholicChristian AWMM Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth1896 AWMM Place of birthNew Zealand AWMM Birth notesNew Zealand AWMM Occupations Contribute › Occupation before enlistmentWW1 AWMMLabourer AWMM Post war occupation Next of kin Contribute › Address before enlistment Next of kin on embarkationR. Calvert (friend)HospitalHamiltonNew Zealand AWMM Relationship status Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War I, 1914-1918 AWMM CampaignsBattle of Broodseinde AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Service number24/1602 AWMM Military units Military service Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and AwardsBritish War Medal (1914-1920) AWMMVictory Medal AWMM Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentWW1 AWMM9 October 1915 AWMM Age on enlistmentWW1 AWMM Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW1 AWMM8 January 1916 AWMMWellingtonNew Zealand AWMM8 January 1916 AWMMHMNZT 38 HMNZT 39 AWMMWellingtonNew ZealandSuezEgypt AWMMDeparted - 8 January 1916Arrived - 7-9 February 1916 AWMM Embarkation bodyWW1 AWMM8 January 1916 AWMMNew Zealand Rifle Brigade AWMM3rd Reinforcements, 2nd Battalion, F Company AWMMTahiti or Warrimoo AWMMRifleman AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notesDied of woundsCause of Death AWMM Last known rank Contribute › Last rankWW1 AWMMLance Corporal AWMMAuckland Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › Son of Edward Patrick Brogan and Alicia Brogan, of WellingtonIncreased age at enlistment and gave false details about birth place. New Zealand lost 18,166 service men and women, out of a population of approximately 1,089,825, in World War I. Nearly all those killed were buried overseas. The journey Mr and Mrs Brooker undertook in 1998 to visit Lijssenthoek Cemetery began in Amsterdam. Three train transfers were necessary to take them to the village nearest the cemetery. No taxis were available for the final 4 kms so they began walking. Fortunately a passerby offered a lift and they arrived at their destination. They express the view that this was a worthwhile journey and there was a great sense of satisfaction being there - it was a special place, beautifully maintained and it was a consolation that New Zealanders graves' were tended so carefully so far from home. A man visiting the cemetery offered to take they back to the train station for the return journey to Amsterdam. AWMM Read more Death About death Contribute › Age at death21 AWMM Date of death8 October 1917 AWMM Cause of deathDied of wounds AWMM Place of deathBelgium AWMM Death notes3rd Canadian Casualty Clearing Stationin the fieldBelgium AWMM Cemetery Contribute › Cemetery nameLijssenthoek Military CemeteryPoperingeWest-VlaanderenBelgium AWMM Grave referenceXX. I. 5A. AWMM Memorial Contribute › Memorial nameWellsford War MemorialWellsfordNew Zealand AWMMWellsford War Memorial LibraryWellsfordNew Zealand AWMMRoll of HonourWellsford War Memorial LibraryWW1 & WW2WellsfordNew Zealand AWMMRoll of HonourWellsford RSA1 Olympus RoadWellsford AWMM Memorial reference Obituary Roll of Honour Remember Francis Alphonsus Brogan by laying a poppy. Henry Jacob Brodziak Edward Patrick Brogan Francis Alphonsus Brogan Hugh Brogan Patrick Brogan Lay a poppy for 2015 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of Francis Alphonsus Brogan Leave a note Contribute › Processing Sources Sources Contribute › External linksCommonwealth War Graves Commission.http://www.cwgc.orgSources UsedBirths, Deaths and Marriages (New Zealand) Historical Records onlinehttps://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nzSources UsedMilitary personnel filehttp://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=22279294Archives NZMinistry of Culture & Heritage Wellsford War Memorialhttp://www.nzhistory.net.nz/media/photo/wellsford-war-memorialFurther ReferenceAlbertland & Districts Museum, Memorial Park, Wellsford, New Zealandhttp://www.albertland.co.nz/Further Reference DocumentsNew Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM16: 7 AWMM Seen an error on this page? 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