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William Keating BRENNAN

Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
SchoolSt Ignatius College, Riverview, Sydney; Sydney Grammar School, New South Wales
Other trainingUniversity of Sydney, NSW
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationSquatter
AddressFloradel, Edgecliff Road, Woollahra, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 11.75"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinFather, William Francis Brennan, Floradel, Edgecliff Road, Woollahra, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date26 June 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name6th Light Horse Regiment, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/11/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 20 December 1915
FateDied of wounds 20 April 1917
Place of death or woundingGaza, Palestine
Age at death30
Age at death from cemetery records30
Place of burialGaza War Cemetery (Plot XX, Row D, grave No. 13), Palestine
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
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Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William Francis and Elizabeth BRENNAN, 375 George Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsSister Adele BRENNAN, Voluntary Aid Detachment, died Leicester, England; Lieutenant John Clive BRENNAN, 4th Bn, wounded in France, returned to Australia, 20 June 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Taken on strength, 6th Light Horse Regiment, Maadi, 17 January 1916.

Appointed Lieutenant, 22 February 1916.

Transferred to 2nd Light Horse Reserve Regiment, 1 March 1916.

Taken on strength, 12th Light Horse Regiment, 20 March 1916.

Admitted to 1st Light Horse Field Ambulance, 24 May 1916 (inflamed eye); discharged to duty and rejoined unit, 26 May 1916.

Marched out to Officers School of Instruction, Zeitoun, 31 December 1916; rejoined unit, 23 January 1917.

Wounded in action, 19 April 1917; admitted to 4th Light Horse Field Ambulance Mobile Section, 19 April 1917 (gun shot wound, head and chest); transferred to Casualty Clearing Station, Tel-el-Jemmi, 20 April 1917; to 6th Mounted Brigade Field Ambulance, Tel-el-Jemmi, Palestine, 20 April 1917; died of wounds, 20 April 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

British War Medal marked returned 19 August 1959
SourcesNAA: B2455, BRENNAN William Keating

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