David John BRENNAN


BRENNAN, David John

Service Number: 2184013
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 9th Battalion The Royal Australian Regiment (9RAR)
Born: Bathurst, New South Wales, 30 December 1946
Home Town: Bathurst, Bathurst Regional, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Killed In Action, South Vietnam, South Vietnam, Vietnam, 6 June 1969, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Bathurst General Cemetery
Grave 659, Garden of Remembrance, Rookwood, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Grafton Clarence Valley Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Kallangur Vietnam Veterans' Place, Rockley War Memorial
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Vietnam War Service

5 Nov 1968: Involvement Australian Army (Post WW2), Corporal, SN 2184013, 9th Battalion The Royal Australian Regiment (9RAR)
5 Nov 1968: Involvement Australian Army (Post WW2), Corporal
Date unknown: Involvement

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Rank - Corporal

Served in Vietnam from 5 November 1968 to 6 June 1969

2184013 Corporal David John Brennan, Aged 22
9th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment
Brennan died from frag wounds during an enemy mortar attack just after midnight on 6th June 1969.

Information from Find a Grave Memorial

One of those who died while serving was CPL David John Brennan of 9 RAR. He was killed during a mortar attack on Fire Base Thrush on 6 June 1969. CPL Brennan came from Bathurst. His father, Hugh Brennan was also a veteran and was active as an officer in the Air Training Corps for many years. Hugh resided in Rockley, a small village near Bathurst and was a family friend. He mourned the loss of his son until the day he died.

Information from 2013 Long Tan Day Speech by Doug Humphreys