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Joseph Charles Breuer

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Joseph Charles AWMM
  • Surname
    Breuer AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 25800 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    13 August 1877 Noel Smith and Lyn Griffiths research
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs A. Breuer (mother), Waverley Street, Waipawa, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 25800 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Fellmonger/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Joseph Breuer was the son of Adolph and Anna Breuer, of Waverley St., Waipawa, Hawke's Bay; husband of the late Mary Lucy Breuer. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    8 August 1917 AWMM
    Age 40 AWMM
    YpresBelgium AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Messines Ridge (New Zealand) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium AWMM

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  • Joseph was my grandfather and I feel very proud to read details of his war experience. My father was his youngest child, a baby when his father left for war, his name was Patrick and he knew very little of his father. All our family have been aware of Joseph's name on the Waipawa clock memorial but reading more information has made it a lot more real and we now feel the connection. Thank you to whoever made this possible, we are very grateful and we shall never forget what he has done for us all.
    Public - Robyn - Other Relative - 26 April 2015
  • I am your grand nephew descended through your sister Gisellsa Theresa Lambert (nee Breuer) and Alfred Ocean Lambert (2nd) my grandparents. My father is David Breuer Lambert (your nephew) and my mother Verna Maude. Thank you for your service and sacrifice during World War One. I know very little about your family or your descendants. My wife and I have visited your father's (my great grandfather) Adolf Breuer's birthplace, Gelnica, Hungary (now part of Slovakia) and found some of the graves of our ancestors in the local cemetery as well as around the church where our family worshipped. R.I.P Great Uncle Joseph (Joe).
    Public - Douglas Victor (Doug) - Other Relative - 25 April 2015
  • Thank you for giving your life for the generations that follow. It's really sad that your Grand Children never had the chance to know you. Also your 8 children you left behind. From your Great Granddaughter Joan
    Public - Joan - Other Relative - 13 April 2015



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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
07 December 2022Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
26 April 2015RobynNapier, New ZealandOther Relative
25 April 2015Douglas Victor (Doug)Tauranga New ZealandOther Relative
13 April 2015JoanNew ZealandOther Relative

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