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Archibald John BREEN

Regimental number2259
Place of birthLaunceston, Tasmania
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressTownsville, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinFather, Mr Clement Breen, Turner's Marsh, Tasmania
Enlistment date25 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name41st Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/58/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A46 Clan Macgillivray on 7 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll41st Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularAwarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal.
FateReturned to Australia 13 March 1918
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During an attack he organized a party of stretcher bearers, and repeatedly went forward through a heavy barrage to bring in casualties. He did excellent work on many occasions, and set a splendid example to his comrades by his courage and resource.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 137
Date: 30 August 1918

Family/military connectionsBrother: 1613 James Augustus BREEN, 40th Bn, killed in action, 29 September 1918.

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