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metadata.territoryanzacs.dc.title: Percy Breen
Name: Breen, Percy Joseph
Rank: Private
Service Number: 1042
Place of Birth: Enniscorthy, County Wexford Ireland
Cultural heritage: Irish
Next of Kin: James D. Breen - Father ; 113 Beaconsfield Parade, Albert Park, Vic. Mary Jane Breen - Mother ; 6 Darling Street East Melbourne, Vic.
Biographical notes: Breen worked at the Accounts Branch, Government Secretary's Office, prior to enlisting and returned to that position after his discharge in 1917. He was Secretary of the Darwin RSL in 1918.
Occupation: Civil servant and plantation overseer
Date of Enlistment: 21-Nov-1916
Age at Enlistment: 31
Place of Enlistment: Melbourne (Vic.)
Unit: Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force, Army Medical Corps
Service: Australian Imperial Force
Service History: Breen served for 35 days after enlisting in Melbourne in May 1915 and was discharged medically unfit in June 1915. He then re-enlisted in Darwin on 16 May 1916, embarking from Sydney on board SS 'Matunga' on 20 December 1916. He was discharged after returning from duty in Rabaul in late 1917.
Related link: Service Record
Embarkation Roll - SS 'Matunga'
Darwin Returned Servicemens' League (RSL) : A Concise History of its Conception and Development by Clive Francis Geddes. Darwin : Clive Francis Geddes, 2011.
"Personal", Northern Territory Times and Gazette, 22 November 1917: p.17.
metadata.territoryanzacs.dc.subject.*: ANZAC
Australia. Army. Australian and New Zealand Army Corps -- History
World War, 1914-1918 -- Northern Territory
Appears in Collections:Returned ANZACs

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