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Claude Clarence Breen

  • Service number
    16/594 AWMM
  • Also known as
    Pirini AWMM
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
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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  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Occupation before enlistment
    WW1 Clerk AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown Avondale, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Eunice Phoebe Breen (wife), Coromandel, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 Feb 1915 Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
  • Campaigns
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    16/594 AWMM
  • Military service
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Miilitary decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM
    Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
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Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW1 14 Feb 1915-26 March 1915 AWMM from Wellington, New Zealand AWMM to Suez, Egypt AWMM HMNZT 20 AWMM
    Vessel was Warrimoo AWMM
    Private AWMM
    A Company AWMM
    1st Maori Contingent AWMM

Prisoner of war

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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

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Sources

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