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James BRENNAN

Regimental number7637
Place of birthQueenstown, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationEngineers labourer
AddressTownsville, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 6"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinCousin, Mrs H Sullivan, Burkes Glen, Queenstown, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date14 April 1917
Place of enlistmentTownsville, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 25th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 14 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll41st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 22 July 1919
Discharge date6 October 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked, Sydney, 14 June 1917; disembarked, Liverpool, England, 26 August 1917; marched into 4th Training Bn, Codford, 27 August 1917; marched into 12th Training Bn from 4th Training Bn, 4 November 1917; proceeded overseas to France via Southampton, 4 December 1917; marched into 3rd Australian Divisional Base Depot, Rouelles, 5 December 1917; marched out to unit, 9 December 1917; taken on strength of 42nd Bn, Field, 17 December 1917; with unit, 14 August 1918.

Admitted to 11th Australian Field Ambulance (gun shot wound elbow), 25 August 1918; to 5th Casualty Clearing Station, 25 August 1918; to 15th Ambulance Train, 25 August 1918; to 9th General Hospital, Rouen, 26 August 1918; to 2nd Convalescent Depot, 27 August 1918; to 11th Convalescent Depot, 30 August 1918; discharged to Base Depot, 22 September 1918; transferred to 41st Bn, 19 October 1918; taken on strength of 41st Bn, 23 October 1918; granted leave to England, 16 November 918; rejoined Bn, 2 December 1918; marched out for return to Australia, 5 March 1919; to England, 11 March 1919; disembarked, Southampton, England, 23 March 1919; marched out to Australian Service Corps Headquarters, 20 March 1919; granted leave from, 21 March 1919, to, 21 June 1919, with pay only for farming; taken on strength of Australian Imperial Force Headquarters, London, 21 March 1919; transferred to 41st Bn on expiration of leave, 21 June 1919; marched into to Sutton Veny Command Depot from furlough, 1 July 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ulysses', 23 July 1919; disembarked, Sydney, 5 September 1919; discharged, Brisbane, 6 October 1919.

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

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