(Service number 49591)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank|
|Date||25 March 1881||Place of Birth||Dunedin|
|Date||1 March 1917||Age||35 years 11 months|
|Address at Enlistment||Makikihi|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||F. BRENNAN (father), North-east Valley, Dunedin|
|Medical Information||Height 5 feet 6 inches. Weight 143 lbs. Chest measurement 36¼-38¼ inches. Complexion fair. Eyes blue. Hair dark. Eyes both 6/6. Hearing and colour vision both normal. Limbs well formed. Full and perfect movement of joints. Chest well formed. Heart and lungs normal. No illnesses. Free from hernia, varicocele, varicose veins, haemorrhoids, inveterate or contagious skin disease. Vaccinated (right arm). Good bodily and mental health. No slight defects. No fits. Class A. Moderate degree flat foot.|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||26th Reinforcements Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company|
|Date||9 June 1917|
|Embarked From||Wellington||Destination||Devonport, England|
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Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
|Date||26 August 1919||Reason||On account of wounds received in Action|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
4 September 1917: Gun shot wound to right arm, left leg.
|Date||13 November 1967||Age||86 years|
|Place of Death||Timaru|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Timaru Cemetery|
|Memorial Reference||Services Section, Row 126, Plot 6|
|New Zealand Memorials||Roll of Honour (as a rteturned serviceman), Upper Junction School, Dunedin (destroyed by fire in 1945)|
Francis BRENNAN, known as Frank, was born on 25 March 1881 at Dunedin, the son of Irish born Francis and Jane (née KELLEHER) BRENNAN.
Margaret Vuleta commented that Frances, who farmed at St Andrews, was wounded by shrapnel and, as a result, always used a walking stick.
Cenotaph Database [09 September 2014]; NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ Ref. AABK 11805 W5520 0017704) [10 September 2014]; ; NZ BDM historical records indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [10 September 2014]; Timaru Herald, 13, 14, 20 & 24 March 1917, Otago Daily Times, 12 May 1917, 21 January 1919, 2 June 1920 (Papers Past) [10 September 2014; 16 July 2015]; School Admission Records (Dunedin Branch NZSG) [10 September 2014]; Timaru Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [11 September 2014]; SCRoll web submission from M Vuleta, 16 August 2015; "Upper Junction" on the Dunedin Family History Group website at http://www.dunedinfamilyhistory.co.nz/upper-junction/ (28 August 2015)
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