Service Number: 3610
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 44th Infantry Battalion
Born: Normanby, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, 1893
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Died of wounds, Southall Auxiliary Military Hospital, Uxbridge, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom, 17 October 1918
Cemetery: Bromley (Plaistow) Cemetery
Grave Reference: L. 84. As at 17th June 2008, his wargrave was marked by Private Memorial. As at June 2018, it is likely that his war grave now has a CH [Commission Headstone] with the inscription: GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS THAT HE LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Kojonup RSL War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

29 May 1917: Involvement Private, SN 3610, 51st Infantry Battalion
29 May 1917: Embarked Private, SN 3610, 51st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Borda, Fremantle
17 Oct 1918: Involvement Private, SN 3610, 44th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

He was 25 and the son of Arthur Street Brentnall and the late Annie Maria Brentnall.

Death Dec 1918   Brentnall James 25 Uxbridge 3a 94

Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

He is one of 11 Australian soldiers of the Great War who are honoured on the war memorial in Bromley, Kent, England.

Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

James Brentnall was born in Normanby, Yorkshire, United Kingdom in 1893 to Annie Marie Redman and Arthur Strutt [possibly Street] Brentnall. His birth was registered as follows:

Births Sep 1893   Brentnall Arthur James E Middlesbro' 9d 588

[ Middlesbro' includes Normanby]

He was therefore Arthur James Edward Brentnall.


Winifred Brentnall later Stark]was born 1887

Elsie Brentnall was born 1888

Jessie Brentnall was born 1890

According to the 1901 Census [31.03.1901] he lived away from home at 21 Wolseley Street, Burley, Leeds, Yorkshire, United Kingdom.

According to the 1911 Census [02.04.1911], he lived in Esk Villa. Nichol Lane, Bromley. Kent, United Kingdom.