James Francis BREEN

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BREEN, James Francis

Service Number: 603
Enlisted: 18 March 1915, Rutherglen, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 24th Infantry Battalion
Born: Yarroweyah, Victoria, October 1887
Home Town: Balldale, Corowa Shire, New South Wales
Schooling: Yarroweyah RC School
Occupation: Farm labourer
Died: Died of wounds, At Sea, 23 October 1915
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Buried at Sea
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Corowa War Memorial, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing
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World War 1 Service

18 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 603, Rutherglen, Victoria
10 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 603, 24th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
10 May 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 603, 24th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Euripides, Melbourne
23 Oct 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 603, 24th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography

"Private J. L. Breen, who died of wounds on the hospital ship "Nevasa," at sea, was the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Breen, Balldale, N.S.W. He was 28 years of age, and was bon at Yarroweyah, Victoria. Before enlisting he was assisting on his father's farm."from the Melbourne Age 17 Dec 1915 (nla.gov.au)