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Regimental number7129
Place of birthMoneenroe, Castlecomer, Co Kilkenny, Ireland
Place of birthCastlecomer, Ireland
SchoolGazebo National School, Castlecomer, Co Kilkenny, Ireland
Age on arrival in Australia30
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressSydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 6.25"
Weight166 lbs
Next of kinFather, M Brennan, Castle Comer, Kilkenny, Ireland
Enlistment date15 August 1917
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 21st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 31 October 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularServed on the 'Boonah' for 2 years during which time he twice escaped from submarine attacks. He then left the ship to enlist in the AIF.
FateKilled in Action 14 May 1918
Place of death or woundingVillers-Bretonneux, France
Age at death31
Age at death from cemetery records31
Place of burialVillers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row D, Grave No. 5), Fouilloy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Martin and Catherine BRENNAN, Moneenroe, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 31 October 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 26 December 1917; marched in to Fovant Training Depot, 27 December 1917; proceeded overseas to France, 1 April 1918; marched in to No 1 Overflow Camp, Beaumarais, France, 1 April 1918; marched out to unit, 9 April 1918; taken on strength of 17th Bn, 16 April 1918.

Killed in action, France, 14 May 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BRENNAN Edward

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