Patrick Francis Brennan

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Patrick Francis Brennan
Personal Information
Date of Birth 31 May 1888
Place of Birth Sydney, New South Wales
Death 20 Dec 1963
Place of Death North Innaloo
Age at Enlistment 27 years, 10 months
Occupation Timber worker
Religion Roman Catholic
Address Jarrahdale, Western Australia
Next of Kin Wife , Mrs Sarah Amelia Brennan
Military Information
Reg Number 4989
Date of Enlistment 8 Mar 1916
Rank Private
Unit/Formation 28th Battalion, 13th Reinforcements / 7th Brigade, 2nd Division.
Date of Embarkation 18 Jul 1916 ‒ 9 Sep 1916
Ship Embarked On HMAT A48 Seang Bee
Date of Return 1 Nov 1917 ‒ 25 Dec 1917
Ship Returned On HMAT A68 Anchises
Fate Wounded in Action 3 May 1917 2nd Bullecourt
Returned to Australia
Monument Jarrahdale Honour Roll
ANZAC Memorial Park (Byford)
Medals British War Medal
Victory Medal

Pre War

Electoral Roll entries - 1914 - 1916 Jarrahdale, mill hand. During 1915 Patrick married Sarah Amelia Reed in Jarrahdale. on William Patrick born 26 Dec 1915 in Jarrahdale.

War Service

Enlisted in Jarrahdale, and two weeks later was assigned to the 13th reinforcement draft for the 28th Battalion.

On arrival in Plymouth he was sent to Rollestone to complete his war readiness training.

Patrick proceeded to Étaples in France from Folkestone on 15 Nov 1916 aboard the HMT Victoria to join his battalion, and was taken on strength by them on 4 Dec 1916.

Wounded on 3 May 1917 with shell wounds to his right side and chest, he was treated by the 6th Australian Field Ambulance, the 3rd Australian Casualty Clearing Station, and the No 14 General Hospital in Wimereux. He was embarked 5 May 1917 on HS Pieter de Coninck and returned to England where he entered the 2nd Southern General Hospital in Bristol.

Discharged from hospital on 27 Jul 1917, he was granted leave from 30 July to 13 Aug 1917 before reporting to No 1 Command depot at Perham Downs. On 12 Sep 1917 he was transferred to the Overseas Training Brigade where after analysis he was sent back to Perham Downs as unfit for front line service. On 8 Oct 1917 he was sent to Sutton Veny and after evaluation returned to Australia on 1 Nov 1917 with defective eyesight.

Discharged 5th Military District on 23 Jan 1918.

Post War

Electoral Roll entries - 1922 - 1940 a mill hand in Jarrahdale with Sarah; 1943 - 1949 a soldier at 65 Parry street, North Perth; 1954 a night watchman living at 8 Smyth road, Shenton Park; from 1958 at 84 Beatrice street, North Innaloo until their respective deaths.

A daughter Phyllis Mary was born in 1918 at Jarrahdale; and another Agnes Amelia on 26 Dec 1921 at Jarrahdale, a third was Beryl Irene born 1923 in Jarrahdale, and the fourth Doreen Patricia in 1925 In Jarrahdale. Doreen died 20 Dec 1961.

During WW2 Patrick enlisted at Jarrahdale on 24 Oct 1940 with Reg No W30446 in Citizens Military Forces serving as a Gunner in the West Coat Defences. He was discharged on 23 Apr 1947.

Sarah died on 17 Jun 1982 aged 89 in North Innaloo. Children Florence Elizabeth a stenographer in her 30's was still living with them until 1968 or later.


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