Regimental number5344
Place of birthBenalla, Victoria
SchoolMollyullah State School, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressTatong via Benalla, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, A Brennan, Tatong via Benalla, Victoria
Enlistment date22 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll8 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 4 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 31 May 1918
Age at death26
Place of burialVignacourt British Cemetery (Plot III, Row B, Grave No. 7), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During a bombing attack up a trench this N.C.O. left the trench with his Lewis gun under fire of two enemy guns, silencing one and keeping down the fire of the other.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal