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Full Name: Michael Edward Brislane
Rank Last Held: Trooper
Forename(s): Michael Edward
Surname: Brislane
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 7/533
First Known Rank: Trooper
Next of Kin: Mrs Wilson, Blackball, Greymouth, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: Care of E. Loveridge, Dovedale, New Zealand
Military District: Canterbury
Body on Embarkation: Main Body
Embarkation Unit: Canterbury Mounted Rifles
Embarkation Date: 16 October 1914
Place of Embarkation: Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand
Vessel: Tahiti or Athenic
Destination: Suez, Egypt
Page on Nominal Roll: 78
Last Unit Served: Canterbury Mounted Rifles
Place of Death: Malta to Gallipoli
Date of Death: 20 August 1915
Age at Death: 20
Year of Death: 1915
Cause of Death: Died of wounds
Cemetery Name: Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta
Grave Reference: A. IX. 4.
Biographical Notes: Michael Brislane was the son of Mrs E. Wilson, of Mount Buckley, Greymouth, New Zealand.
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Sources Used:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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