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Claude Clarence Breen

Soldier on horseback, Claude Breen, taken at Aboul-Ella Railway Station on 16 January 1916 whilst on duty in charge of party. - No known copyright restrictions
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Claude Clarence AWMM
  • Surname
    Breen AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Pirini AWMM
  • Service number
    16/594 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Avondale, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Eunice Phoebe Breen (wife), Coromandel, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 February 1915 AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    16/594 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Clerk AWMM
    AucklandNew Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
    Mentions in diary that he is nursed by 'Bungy' Newell's sister whilst in hospital - Lyna Todd Newell, 22/153, NZANSC. AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • The Auckland Museum Library's manuscripts collection holds a typed transcript of Breen's war diary covering a period from 10 February 1915 to 9 February 1916. [Ref. MS 2002/150]

    Breen was the Native Contingent's Pay Clerk (the contingent's name for him was 'Pirini') and was with them at Gallipoli. However, while Breen was closely associated with the contingent he does not mention specific names. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
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  • Cemetery name
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Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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