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Joseph BRENNAN

Regimental number6662
Place of birthKilcommon, Co. Tipperary, Ireland
Place of birthKilcommon, Co Tipperary, Iireland
SchoolKilcommon National School, Co Tipperary, Ireland
Age on arrival in Australia22
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFettler
Address62 Margaret Street, Petersham, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 7.5"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Esther Brennan, 62 Margaret Street, Petersham, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date15 November 1915
Place of enlistmentCasula, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name7th Field Company Engineers, Reinforcement 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/26/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 11 March 1916
FateDied of wounds 10 January 1917
Place of death or woundingMericourt, France
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialHeilly Station Cemetery (Plot V, Row F, Grave No. 38), Mericourt-L'Abbe, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
23
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John BRENNAN and his wife Mary CAREY; husband of Esther BRENNAN, Cambridge Street, Watson's Bay, New South Wales. Native of Tipperary, Ireland
Family/military connectionsBrother: 104 Pte Philip Joseph BRENNAN, 3rd Bn, killed in action, Lone Pine, Gallipoli, 12 August 1915.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Sydney on HMAT 'Orsova', 11 March 1916; disembarked Alexandria, 14 April, and proceeded to join Miscellaneous Reinforcements, Tel-el-Kebir.

Proceeded to join the British Expeditionary Force on 'Scotian', 10 May 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 18 May 1916; marched into 2nd Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 5 June 1916; moved out to field, 1 August 1916; taken on strength of 7th Field Company Engineers as Sapper, 3 August 1916.

Wounded in action, 8 January 1917; admitted to 36th Casualty Clearing Station (heavily wounded left thigh).

Died of wounds, 10 January 1917.

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

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