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Brian McKENNA

Regimental number804
Place of birthQuorn, South Australia
SchoolSisters of St Joseph, Peterborough, South Australia
Other trainingPeterborough School of Mines. Broken Hill Technical College
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressPetersburg, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs S McKenna, Victoria Street, Petersburg, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the Citizen Forces - Light Horse at Peterborough
Enlistment date19 December 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A26 Armadale on 12 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Light Horse Regiment
FateKilled in Action 19 April 1917
Place of death or woundingGaza, Palestine
Age at death22.7
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsJerusalem Memorial, Palestine
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of Patrick and Soiphie McKenna
Family/military connections"He had at least two second cousins killed". Details supplied by Sophie McKenna,(mother) on Roll of Honour Circular

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