|Place of birth
|Age at embarkation
|Next of kin
|Father, Mr Clement Breen, Turner's Marsh, Tasmania
|Rank on enlistment
|41st Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
|AWM Embarkation Roll number
|Unit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A46 Clan Macgillivray on
|Rank from Nominal Roll
|Unit from Nominal Roll
|Other details from Roll of Honour Circular
|Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal.
|Returned to Australia
Distinguished Conduct Medal
'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During an attack he organized a party of stretcher bearers, and repeatedly went forward through a heavy barrage to bring in casualties. He did excellent work on many occasions, and set a splendid example to his comrades by his courage and resource.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 137
|Brother: 1613 James Augustus BREEN, 40th Bn, killed in action, 29 September 1918.