George Vivian BRENTNALL

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BRENTNALL, George Vivian

Service Number: 2257
Enlisted: 15 November 1915, Enlisted at Dubbo, NSW
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 54th Infantry Battalion
Born: Myrtleford, Victoria, Australia, 1886
Home Town: Manly, Manly Vale, New South Wales
Schooling: Castlereagh Public School, Sydney, New South Wales
Occupation: Saddler
Died: Died of wounds (gas), Rouen, France, 21 May 1918
Cemetery: St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen
Block Q, Plot 1V, Row B, Grave 4 Headstone inscription reads: Though oft depressed and lonely all my fears are laid aside
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

15 Nov 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2257, 54th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Dubbo, NSW
19 Aug 1916: Involvement Private, SN 2257, 54th Infantry Battalion
19 Aug 1916: Embarked Private, SN 2257, 54th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Boorara, Sydney
2 May 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 54th Infantry Battalion, In the field
1 Jun 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Sergeant, 54th Infantry Battalion, Promoted to Corporal then later the same day was promoted to Lance Sergeant in the field
4 Oct 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 54th Infantry Battalion, In the field
17 Oct 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 2257, 54th Infantry Battalion, Gassed
17 Apr 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 2257, 54th Infantry Battalion, Gassed (2nd occasion)
21 May 1918: Involvement Sergeant, SN 2257, 54th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of William Shardlow Brentnall and Emily Ann Brentnall of 'Carn Brea', Wetherill Street, Narrabeen, NSW formerly of 'Mona Vale' Manly, NSW; brother of Charles Frederick Brentnall who was killed in action at Zonnebeke, Belgium on 5 October 1917 while serving with the 23rd Machine Gun Company

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Prior to enlisting he had served a 2 year apprenticeship with F. Arnold of Sydney