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Daniel Joseph Byrne

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Zeerust Cup, front (Auckland War Memorial Museum 0337) - No known copyright restrictions - No known copyright restrictions

Zeerust Cup, front (Auckland War Memorial Museum 0337) - No known copyright restrictions - No known …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Daniel Joseph AWMM
  • Surname
    Byrne AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Dudley Alexander AWMM
  • Service number
    • South African 2347 AWMM
    • WWI 13386 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    3 August 1875 Military Personnel file RakaiaCanterbury Military Personnel file
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    South African Unknown AWMM Levels, Timaru, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    29 December 1903 AWMM Married/Pre WWI AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    South Africa Farrier/Military AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Two brothers served in the Boer War, William Joseph Byrne (203) killed in action at Klipriversburg and Daniel Joseph Byrne (2347 13386).

    5th Contingent in South Africa: Arrival South Africa. Volunteers from No 11 Company (Auckland) became 1st NZ Battery, Rhodesian Field Artillery. Rest of contingent re-organised into A, B, C & D Squadrons in South Africa. C Squadron split from the rest & joined the Kimberley flying column, based in Kimberley. A, B & D Squadrons joined the 2nd Brigade Rhodesian Field Force on 14/8/1900.

    Movements: Ottoshoop 16-20/8/1900 [action] en route to Zeerust

    Kaffir Kraal 24/10/1900 [action]

    Ventersdorp : 28/12/1900 - 23/1/1901

    Cyferfontein : Jan 1901-6/3/1901

    Ventersdorp

    Wildfontein 24/3/1901 [action]

    Member of the The Zeerust Cup Match, won by the “Right Section New Zealand Battery” in May 1901 while on active service in South Africa, was possibly New Zealand’s first representative rugby league match. A letter presented with the trophy noted that it was a token of friendship intended to remind the team of the happy days passed amongst the Zeerust folks. The Zeerust Cup, a silver cup, is held by the Auckland War Memorial Museum and was loaned to the Rugby Museum, Palmerston North c2011.

    Return to NZ, left South Africa on 12/6/1901 aboard SS Tagus (with 4th Contingent).

    Joined 7 Contingent Supplement in South Africa with the rank of Lieutenant

    Orange Free State clasp was added 15 March 1905
    Photo: Te Awamutu Museum ref: 516 / R23:5 of the 1st New Zealand 15-pounder Field Artillery Football Team, 1902.

    Daniel Byrne served in WW1 under the name Dudley Alexander Byrne. He did not embark and is not listed in the NZEF Nominal Rolls. His Military Personnel File states that "it was decided to remove his name from the strength of the Expeditionary Force, and absorb him in the Reserve in order that he might be caleld in the Ballot in due course, and he was accordingly struck off the strength of the N.Z. Expeditionary Force as from 26th March 1917. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    18 July 1955 Military Personnel file
    Age 79 AWMM
    RakaiaCanterbury AWMM
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  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
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  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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03 July 2015MalcolmNew ZealandOther Relative
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