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Francis Alphonsus Brogan

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  • Service number
    24/1602 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    WW1 Lance Corporal AWMM
    Auckland Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion AWMM
  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
Headstone, Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery (Photo Mr & Mrs R. Brooker, 1998) - No known copyright restrictions
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Francis Alphonsus AWMM
  • Surname
    Brogan AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    24/1602 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Catholic, Christian AWMM

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    1896 AWMM
  • Place of birth
    New Zealand AWMM
  • Birth notes
    New Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
    WW1 Labourer AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    R. Calvert (friend), Hospital, Hamilton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
  • Campaign
    Battle of Broodseinde AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    24/1602 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • British War Medal (1914-1920) AWMM
    • Victory Medal AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 9 October 1915 AWMM
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW1 8 January 1916 AWMM from Wellington, New Zealand AWMM to Suez, Egypt AWMM HMNZT 38 or HMNZT 39 AWMM
    Vessel was Tahiti or Warrimoo AWMM
    Rifleman AWMM
    3rd Reinforcements, 2nd Battalion, F Company AWMM
    New Zealand Rifle Brigade AWMM

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      GSW abdomen AWMM
    • Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WW1 Lance Corporal AWMM
    Auckland Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Edward Patrick Brogan and Alicia Brogan, of Wellington

    Increased 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
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Death

About death

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  • Age at death
    21 AWMM
  • Date of death
    8 October 1917 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Died of wounds AWMM
  • Place of death
    Belgium AWMM
  • Death notes
    3rd Canadian Casualty Clearing Station, in the field, Belgium AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM
  • Grave reference
    XX. I. 5A. AWMM
  • Memorial name
    • Wellsford War Memorial, Wellsford, New Zealand AWMM
    • Wellsford War Memorial Library, Wellsford, New Zealand AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Wellsford War Memorial Library, WW1 & WW2, Wellsford, New Zealand AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Wellsford RSA, 1 Olympus Road, Wellsford AWMM
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  • Obituary

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