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John Brente BRENKE

Regimental number2809
Place of birthWolkowiskai, Russia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
Addressc/o Mrs Tidswell, Gumeracha, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Brenke, Walkowiskai, Russia
Enlistment date8 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on 21 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 8 June 1915 - 10th Bn, 9th Reinforcements. Taken on strength, 50th Bn, 27 February 1916. Wounded, Fleurbaix, Fromelles sector, 25 June 1916; mortally wounded at Pozieres, 16 August 1916.
FateDied of wounds 23 August 1916
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*BRENKE spelt BRENKA
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death28
Place of burialBologne Eastern Cemetery (Plot CIII, Row B, Grave No. 152), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
150

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