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James BRERETON

Regimental number2112
Date of birth26 January 1891
Place of birthBendelby, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressOrroroo, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24.2
Height5' 4"
Weight134 lbs
Next of kinFather, Thomas Brereton, Orroroo, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 March 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 23 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 17 September 1915
Discharge date21 February 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Beltana', 17 September 1915; discharged (medically unfit: chronic bronchitis and debility), Adelaide, 21 February 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II: Service No S73355.
Date of death19 August 1971
Age at death80
SourcesNAA: B2455, BRERETON James

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