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Charles Frederick BRENNEKE

Regimental number2702
Place of birthPaddington, New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationSanitary Engineer
AddressSame as next of kin
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 6"
Weight128 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Annie Hope Brenneke, 1 Albermale Street, Marrickville, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date7 September 1915
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistment2nd Corporal
Unit name7th Field Company Engineers
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/26/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 30 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Field Company Engineers
FateReturned to Australia 9 September 1916
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date8 January 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Admitted to 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station, Ismailia, 16 February 1916 (influenza); discharged to duty, 24 February 1917.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 14 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 19 March 1916.

Admitted to 2nd Divisional Rest Station, 1 July 1917 (fractured right ribs: accidental); transferred to 8th Casualty Clearing Station, 2 July 1916, and then to Ambulance Train No 1, 3 July 1916, and admitted same day to 8th Stationary Hospital, Wimereux. Transferred to England, 3 July 1916, and admitted to Chatham Military Hospital, 4 July 1916.

Commenced return to Australia from Southampton on board HT 'Kanowna', 9 September 1916; discharged, Sydney, 8 January 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death15 December 1971
SourcesNAA: B2455, BRENNEKE Charles Frederick

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