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William BREEN

Regimental number2348
Place of birthWhitehaven, Cumberland, England
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
Addressc/o J Crane, McKellar Paddock, Lithgow, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Egglestone, 48 Curwen Street, Workington, Cumberland, England
Enlistment date26 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/36/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 5 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll19th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 26 July 1915 - 19th Bn, 5th Reinforcements. Taken on strength, 19th Bn, 8 January 1916.
FateKilled in Action 15 September 1916
Place of death or woundingYpres, Belgium
Age at death28
Place of burialRailway Dugouts Burial Ground (Plot VI, Row N, Grave No. 11), (Transport Farm), Zillebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
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