James BROGAN

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BROGAN, James

Service Number: 1887
Enlisted: 6 April 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 48th Infantry Battalion
Born: Spalding, South Australia, 20 July 1892
Home Town: Spalding, Northern Areas, South Australia
Schooling: Sisters of St Jospeh School, Gladstone
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in Action, Villers-Bretonneux, France, 3 May 1918, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Villers-Bretonneux Memorial
No known grave
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, National War Memorial (South Australia), Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)*
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World War 1 Service

6 Apr 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1887, Adelaide, South Australia
13 Jul 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1887, 48th Infantry Battalion
13 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1887, 48th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
3 May 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1887, 48th Infantry Battalion, Merris (France)

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Biography

Parents Father John Brogan and Mary Brogan (nee O'Brien) - Spalding, South Australia.

Described as 23 years 6 months old; single; 5' 11 1/2" tall; 136 lbs; fresh complexion;
blue eyes; dark brown hair; Roman Catholic

6/4/1916       Enlisted  in Adelaide, South Australia 

10/4/1916     Commanding Officer appointed James to A Company, 2nd Depot Battalion
                    in Adelaide

13/7/1916     Embarked from Outer Harbour, Port Adelaide on board HMAT Seang Bee A48
                    as a Private with 48th Infantry Battalion, 6th reinforcements
9/9/1916       disembarked at Plymouth, England

10/9/1916     Taken on strength of 12th Training Battalion, from overseas

4/12/1916     Taken on strength 48th Battalion, from reinforcements

22/12/1916   sick to hospital
25/12/1916   admitted with mumps, to convalescent depot, Rouen, France
11/1/1917     sick with influenza
16/1/1917     to Base Depot, France
27/1/1917     rejoined unit

28/3/1917     to hospital sick
2/4/1917       apendicitis, Rouen, France
30/4/1917     rejoined unit from being wounded

16/10/1917   admitted to No.2 Casualty Clearing Station - Jaundice
24/11/1917   transferred to 2nd General Hospital

4/12/1917     transferred to England

1/2/1918       proceeded overseas to France
                     ex overseas Training Brigade, Deverill, ex Southampton

9/2/1918       rejoined battalion

3/5/1918       reported missing,
                     later confirmed killed in action - by court of enquiry held in the field

buried in:       No known grave

His name is commemorated at the Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux,
Picardie, France.

His name is located at panel 145 in the Commemorative Area at the Australian War Memorial,
Canberra, ACT.

Medals:
British War medal (43758); Victory medal (43274); Memorial Plaque and
Memorial Scroll (355102)
                    

Portrait courtesy of Clare Regional History Group Inc.

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  18 June 2014.  Lest we forget.

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