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Regimental number34
Place of birthShankhill, Belfast, Co Antrim, Ireland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation39
Height5' 8"
Weight164 lbs
Next of kinMrs G. Brennan, 90 Brookfield Street, Belfast, Ireland
Previous military serviceServed in the Royal Irish Rifles, British Army (3rd RIR, 10 years; 2nd RIR, 3 years; 4th RIR, 9 years); 9th Australian Light Horse, 6 months.
Enlistment date12 December 1914
Place of enlistmentHolsworthy, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentSergeant Cook
Unit name7th Light Horse Regiment, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/12/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A33 Ayrshire on 20 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll46th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 10 January 1918
Discharge date4 April 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked, Australia, 20 December 1914; proceeded to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli Peninsula, 15 May 1915.

Admitted to Hospital Ship (Enteritis), 29 August 1915; transferred to 4th Stationary Hospital, Malta, 18 September 1915; to St David's Hospital, 18 September 1915; admitted to 2nd War Hospital, England, 25 September, 25 September 1915; placed on Supernumerary List, Gallipoli Peninsula, 26 November 1915; left Depot, 28 March 1916; taken on strength of 2nd Light Horse Regiment, Tel-el-Kebir, Egypt, from Overseas Base, 19 April 1916; transferred to 46th Bn, 16 May 1916.

Admitted to sn2 Stationary Hospital (varicose veins), 20 May 1916; to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 22 May 1916; to 3rd Australian General Hospital, Cairo, 29 May 1916; embarked, Alexandria, invalided for England, 24 June 1916; admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth, 3 July 1916; marched into Perham Downs Command Depot, 14 August 1916; marched out to Weymouth Command Depot, 13 October 1916; marched into Wareham Command Depot, 29 November 1916; marched out to Weymouth Command Depot, 15 March 1917.

Commenced return to Australia, 10 January 1918; disembarked, Melbourne for Sydney, 3 March 1918; discharged (medically unfit: varicose veins), Sydney, 4 April 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BRENNAN George

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