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John Patrick BRENNAN

Regimental number27
Place of birthTipperary, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationPostal assisant
AddressMaryborough, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Height5' 7"
Weight123 lbs
Next of kinBrother, Michael Joseph Brennan, Aberleigh Road, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date21 October 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameArmy Field Post Office Details (November 1915)
AWM Embarkation Roll number17/4/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Medina on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Postal Corps
FateReturned to Australia 6 May 1919
Discharge date21 August 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked, Australia, 2 November 1915.

Admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital (sick), Heliopolis Egypt, 27 February 1916; discharged to duty, 2 March 1916; embarked, Alexandria, 13 June 1916; disembarked, Plymouth, England, 23 June 1916; marched into Australian General Base Depot, Etaples, France, from England, 6 January 1917; marched out to 10th Brigade Headquarters, 9 January 1917; attached to 10th Brigade Headquarters for postal duties, 21 January 1917; on leave to Paris, 30 August 1917; returned from leave, 9 September 1917.

Admitted to 9th Australian Field Ambulance (scabies), 6 January 1918; discharged to duty, 11 January 1918.

Found guilty, 30 January 1918, of (1) failing to salute an officer; (2) being absent from divisional area without a permit: reprimanded by Captain.

Detached for temporary duty with 3rd Divisional Railhead Australian Post Office, 2 June 1918; detached for duty with 3rd Mechanical Transport Company, 3 November 1918; on leave, 22 November 1918.

Admitted to Hospital whilst on leave, 17 November 1918; rejoined Australian Postal Corps from Hospital ex leave, 20 November 9118; on leave, 20 December 9118; rejoined from leave, 22 December 1918; marched out for return to Australia, 17 February 1919; to England from Australian General Base Depot, 28 February 1919; marched in to Overseas Training Brigade from France, 1 March 1919.

Admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital (Myalgia), Sutton Veny, 14 April 1919; discharged from Hospital to commence return to Australia on board Hospital Ship 'Karoola' from Southampton, 6 May 1919; disembarked, Sydney, 28 June 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Brisbane, 21 August 1919.

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

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