Frank Brennan

First Name: 
Frank
Last Name: 
Brennan
Father's Name: 
Michael Brennan
Date Enlisted: 
Monday, October 26, 1914
Rank at Enlistment: 
Privae
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
14th Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Saturday, November 5, 1938
Details: 

Frank Brennan (Service No 1318/ 1545) was born in Sydney around 1864.

Frank enlisted at Swan Hill, Victoria.  He was single, worked as a labourer, and stated his age as 39, however when Frank was discharged, one of the reasons given was 'overage', so it would appear that he was older than 39.  Frank nominated his father, Michael, of  Wollongong as his next of kin.

Alexander embarked from Melbourne on HMAT A46 Clan Macgillivray with 2nd Reinforcements, 14thBbattalion on 2nd February 1915.

After training in Egypt he landed on Gallipoli on 25th April 1915 and served there until 5th July 1915 when he was wounded in action.  He was evacuated to hospital for treatment of shrapnel wounds to his arm.  

He returned to his unit on 24th October 1915 and served until 17th November when he was wounded a second time and evacuated to hospital in Egypt for treatment of a bullet wound to his chest and back.  He rejoined his unit in Egypt on 19th January 1916.

Frank arrived in France on 8th June 1916 and was wounded in action on 8th August 1916.  He was treated in hospital in France for shrapnel wounds to his face.  He returned to his unit on 22nd September 1916.

On 24th March 1917 he was admitted to hospital in France sick and then invalided to England.  He was returned to Australia in July 1917 and discharged medically unfit on 1st November 1917 due to debility and being overage.

Frank died in 1938 at the age of 74 meaning he must have been around 50 when he enlisted.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, BRENNAN F (note: Service No 1318 (Nominal Roll No) changed on these documents to 1545)

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