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BREUER, Joseph Charles

RANK: RIFLEMAN SERIAL NO: 25800
UNIT: NEW ZEALAND RIFLE BRIGADE
BORN: 13/08/1877 - WAIPUKURAU, H.B.
DIED: 08/08/1917 KILLED IN ACTION
PLACE: IN THE FIELD, YPRES, BELGIUM
WIDOWER: RELIGION: C of E
WIFE: Mary Lucy née KNOX, AUCKLAND (married 30/08/1898)
PARENTS: Adolph & Anna BREUER, Waverley Street, WAIPAWA
CHILDREN: Muriel Mary (27/03/1901), Lucy Leowsina (18/04/1902), Dorothy Anna (21/04/1903),
Margareta May (07/05/1904), Joseph Charles (05/11/1905), Edna Ottelie (01/12/1907),
Constance Josephine (23/10/1912), Patrick Volta (31/12/1913).
NEXT OF KIN: Mrs A. BREUER (mother), WAIPAWA
OCCUPATION: FELLMONGER
EMPLOYER: H.B. FARMERS MEAT CO. WHAKATU
LAST NZ ADDRESS: WHAKATU FREEZING WORKS, H.B
HEIGHT: 5’ 9” WEIGHT: 11st. 11lb. CHEST: 40”
COMP: NORMAL EYES: HAZEL HAIR: DARK
EDUCATION:
GRAVE/MEMORIAL: MESSINES RIDGE BRITISH CEMETERY,
(N.Z. MEMORIAL) BELGIUM
ENLISTED: TRENTHAM DATE: 29/05/1916
MAIN BODY: REINFORCEMENT: 17th
MILITARY RECORD:
29/05/1916. POSTED ‘E’ COMPANY, 17th REINFORCEMENT, TRENTHAM.
25/08/1916. TRANSFERRED TO FEATHERSTON.
25/09/1916. LEFT NEW ZEALAND ON HMNZT 64 ‘DEVON’.
20/11/1916. DISEMBARKED DEVONPORT, U.K.
21/11/1916. MARCHED INTO ‘SLING’ U.K. POSTED ‘A’ COY 3rd N.Z. RIFLE BRIGADE.
07/01/1917. PROCEEDED OVERSEAS FROM ‘SLING’.
05/02/1917. JOINED BATTALION, POSTED TO ‘E’ COMPANY.
21/04/1917. ATTACHED TO N.Z. WORKING BATTALION.
19/05/1917. RETURNED TO BATTALION.
23/05/1917. ABSENT FROM BILLET AFTER 9pm WITHOUT A PASS, REFUSING TO
OBEY AN ORDER AND RESISTING ARREST (7 DAYS LOSS OF PAY).
13/06/1917. ADMITTED No.12 AUSTRALIAN FIELD AMBULANCE.
14/06/1917. ADMITTED No.10 AUSTRALIAN FIELD HOSPITAL.
30/06/1917. DISCHARGED TO DUTY.
07/07/1917. REJOINED UNIT.
08/07/1917. ABSENT WITHOUT LEAVE 24 HOURS (7 DAYS LOSS OF PAY).
08/08/1917. KILLED IN ACTION, IN THE FIELD, PLOEGSTERT WOOD, BELGIUM.
AWARDED: BRITISH WAR MEDAL, VICTORY MEDAL.