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Regimental number1112
Place of birthElmost, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs J Breen, Maryborough, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 1 year in the Universal Training Scheme.
Enlistment date29 September 1914
Place of enlistmentBroadmeadows, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Machine Gun Battalion
FateDied as a result of accident 6 April 1918
Place of burialWimereux Communal Cemetery (Plot X, Row A, Grave No. 12), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Regimental Number on Cemetery Details: 1366. Date of death, 6th April, 1918
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1400 Pte Alexander BREEN, Military Medal & Bar, 16th Battalion, returned to Australia, September 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BREEN Jack

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