Grattan Brennan

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Brennan, Private Grattan no.6204.

18th Battalion 17th Reinforcements, later 17th Battalion.

“Lonata Rea” Old Canterbury Road, Hurlstone Park.


Born 1892 at Bylong, son of James & Sarah A. Brennan.

Lived at Wollar, Mudgee.

Enlisted at Wollar 23/8/1916, aged 24.


Church of England.

Next of kin, father, James Brennan, “Lonata Rea” Old Canterbury Road, Hurlstone Park. (Later lived at Cooks Avenue, Canterbury).

Casualty list SMH 5/6/1917.

Killed in Action 3/5/1917.

Killed in action south of Riencourt 3/5/1917, aged 26.

AWM File IDRL428 Letters to British Red Cross re Australian Servicemen: No trace of Private Grattan Brennan in Germany; Embarkment record [accessed 29/07/2016].

Memorial: Villers-Bretonneux Memorial.

Anzac Memorial Killed in Action 3/5/1917.

Special acknowledgement

The primary source of the information on this page is copied from the prize winning publication Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. This book is the culmination of 12 years (1988-2000) research by a team of volunteers from the Canterbury and District Historical Society led by Dr Lesley Muir. Without this team's effort and dedication and the Society's willingness and support, this information would not be available today.


An uneditable version of the book Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe is in the eBook section of this wiki. In the main section, there is an alphabetical list of the 1,911 individuals recorded in the book - the list is titled Canterbury's Boys List. Each name in the list is linked to an editable biographical file created by copying the biography copied from the book. These editable biographies have been created to provide the space for descendants, historians, researchers, etc to add information, photographs, newspaper articles, memories, etc. they have discovered so it is available for this and future generations.


Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. Edited by Lesley Muir. Campsie, N.S.W. : Canterbury and District Historical Society, 2002