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Patrick Joseph BRENNAN

Regimental number5473
Place of birthWimestrown, Kanann, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarmer
Address'Wanegap', Mountain Street, Coogee, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 6.75"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs P Brennan, 'Wanegap', Mountain Street, Coogee, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date1 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll4 August 1915
Place of enlistmentHolsworthy, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 1, Reinforcement 11
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/29/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia No details enetered on Nominal
Discharge date27 July 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked, Sydney, 11 October 1915; taken on strength of 1st Divisional Ammunition Column, Suez, Egypt, 19 November 1915; transferred to 4th Divisional Artillery, Tel-el-Kebir, 21 February 1916; taken on strength of 21st Howitzer Brigade and posted to 102nd Battery, 6 March 1916.

Embarked, Alexandria, to join the British Expeditionary Force, 25 March 1916; disembarked, Marseilles, France, 1 April 1916; transferred from 21st Howitzer Brigade, 5 May 1916; taken on strength of 2nd Field Artillery Brigade, 15 May 1916; mustered as Driver, 25 August 1916.

Admitted to Divisional Rest Station (injured hand from kick from horse), 4 October 1916; transferred to 3rd Canadian General Hospital, Boulogne, 5 October 1916; discharged to Base Depot, 8 October 1916; embarked, Calais, for England, 21 October 1916; admitted to 5th Northern General Hospital (old amputated finger), England, 21 October 1916; transferred to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 21 November 1916; discharged from hospital to Wareham Command Depot, 23 November 1916.

Admitted to Wareham Military Hospital (old fracture to tibia), 21 January 1917; discharged to Depot, 10 February 1917; marched into Weymouth Command Depot, 3 March 1917; marched out for return to Australia, 6 April 1917.

Commenced return to Australia from Devonport on board of H.T. 'Themistocles', 4 May 1917; disembarked, Sydney, 4 July 1917; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 27 July 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BRENNAN Patrick Joseph

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