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Regimental number2276
Place of birthBelfast, Co Antrim, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressTownsville, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 7"
Weight131 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Jane Brannigan, 116 Tennent Street, Belfast, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date1 April 1916
Place of enlistmentTownsville, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name41st Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/58/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A48 Boonah on 21 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll41st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 1 August 1919
Discharge date8 November 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Brisbane on 'Beenah', 21 October 1916; disembarked Plymouth, 10 January 1917, and marched into 11th Training Bn; attached as Instructor to the SC Signals School, Weymouth, 26 April 1917; moved out to unit fom detachment, 9 June 1917; marched into 9th Training Bn, Fovant, 5 November 1917. Proceeded to France through Southampton, 4 December 1917; marched into 3rd Australian Divisional Base Depot, Rouelles, 5 December 1917; moved out to field, 8 December 1917; taken on strength of 41st Bn.

Admitted to 11th Australian Stationary Hospital, 8 March 1918 (scabies); discharged to duty, 19 March 1918; rejoined unit in the field, 20 March 1918. Admitted to 11th Australian Stationary Hospital, 22 March 1918, and transferred to New Zealand Stationary Hospital, Wisques (boils); to Ambulance Train '36', 14 April 1918, and admitted to 26th General Hospital, Etaples; transferred to 25th General Hospital, 16 April 1918. Embarked Etaples on HS 'Jan Breydel' and proceeded to England, 23 April 1918; admitted to City of London Military Hospital, Clapton, 23 April 1918; transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 20 May 1918; discharged on furlough, 23 May 1918. Marched into No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 6 June 1918 (classified B1a3); marched into Longbridge Overseas Training Brigade, Deverill, 27 June 1918; marched into 9th Training Bn, Fovant, 26 July 1918; on command to school of instruction, Boyton, 21 October 1918; marched into 9th Training Bn, 26 October 1918.

Proceeded to France through Southampton, 30 October 1918; marched into Australian Infantry Base Depot, Rouelles, 31 October 1918; moved out to field, 2 November 1918; taken on strength of 44th Bn, 3 November 1918. Transferred to 41st Bn and taken on strength, 18 November 1918; moved out to Australian General Base Depot, 27 February 1919. Proceeded to England for non-military employment, 5 March 1919; marched into Australian Army Supply Corps Training Depot, 6 March 1919; moved out to Reporting and Demobilisation Depot, London, 10 March 1919; taken on strength of Australian Imperial Force headquarters, London, 19 March 1919; granted leave with pay to attend British School of Telegraphy, 20 March 1919; granted extension to leave, 19 June 1919; reported to depot, 10 July 1919; detained for duty at Tilbury, 15 July 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on 'Argyllshire', 2 August 1919; disembarked Sydney, 22 September 1919. Discharged Brisbane, 8 November 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BRANNIGAN Henry

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