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Philip Joseph BRENNAN

Regimental number104
Place of birthKilcommon, Co Tipperary, Ireland
SchoolKilcommon National School, Co Tipperary, Ireland
Age on arrival in Australia23
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressRose Cottage, Dean Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 9"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinFather, John Brennan, Kilcommon, Thurles, Tipperary, Ireland
Previous military serviceServed for 3 months in the Connaught Rangers.; Nil
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Place of enlistmentKensington, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularFather had served as a saddler in the 3rd Dragoon Guards, British Army.
FateKilled in Action 07-12 August 1915
Place of death or woundingLone Pine, Gallipoli, Turkey
Date of death12 August 1915
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialLone Pine Cemetery (Plot III, Row B, Grave No. 44), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Mary BRENNAN, Kilcommon, Thurles, Co Tipperary, Ireland
Family/military connectionsBrother: 6662 Sapper Joseph Francis BRENNAN, 7th Field Company Engineers, killed in action, France, 10 January 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked, Sydney, 20 October 1914; embarked to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 5 April 1915; appointed Lance Corporal of the 3rd Bn, Anzac, 1 May 1915.

To Hospital (sick), 5 June 1915; reported wounded and missing, Anzac, from 7 August 1915, until 12 August 1915; reported killed in action, Gallipoli Peninsula, sometime betwee, 7 August 1915 and 12 August 1915.

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

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