|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Thurles, Co Tipperary, Ireland|
|Age on arrival in Australia||18|
|Address||Valley Heights, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||28|
|Next of kin||Father, Thomas Brett, Drombane, Thurles, Co Tipperary, Ireland|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||Section 1|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||15/9/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Sapper|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||6th Broad Gauge Railway Operating Company|
|Fate||Effective abroad (still overseas)|
War service: Western Front
Embarked Sydney, 7 February 1917; admitted to ship's hospital, 15 March 1917 (bronchitis); discharged from hospital, 16 March 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 11 April 1917, and marched in to 1st Railway Section, Bordon.
Proceeded overseas to France, 14 May 1917.
Admitted to hospital, 23 July 1917; rejoined unit, 25 July 1917 (no further details recorded).
Detached to ROD, 7 August 1917.
With 1st Canadian Railway Troops, 20 January 1918; rejoined unit from detachment, 24 March 1918.
On leave to England, 21 June 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 8 July 1918.
On leave to Paris, 21 October 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 30 October 1918.
On leave to United Kingdom, 21 March 1919; rejoined unit from leave, 6 April 1919.
Marched out to Australian General Base Depot for England (on duty), 10 April 1919; disembarked Southampton, 15 April 1919.
Granted leave with pay and fees (Non Military Employment), 28 April-9 June 1919: Buckingham Gate Motor Works, 24 Spencer Street, London SW (course of instruction in electrical motors).
Admitted to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 8 June 1919.
Granted leave without pay (family), 24 June-23 September 1919: address: Drombane, Thurles, Co Tipperary, Ireland.
Retransferred to 6th Australian Broad Gauge Railway Operating Company on expiration of Non-Military Employment, 23 September 1919.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Pakeha', 6 October 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 24 November 1919; discharged, Sydney, 2 January 1920.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Date of death|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BRETT Thomas|