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James Brennan

Rank: Sapper
Street: Chapel Lane
Townland:
Town/Village: Ennis, Co. Clare
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Alternative Address: Greenhall, Ballymahon, Co. Longford (possible)
Census 1901:
Census 1911: Living as a boarder with the McHugo family in Chapel Lane, Ennis Co. Clare.
www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Clare/Ennis_No__2_Urban/Chapel_Lane/353222/
Regiment/Unit: Royal Engineers
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Date of Death:
Cause: Survived the War
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Information:

James Brennan was born c.June 1883 in Co. Longford, possibly at Greenhall, Ballymahon.

He enlisted with the Royal Engineers and was at the rank of Sapper in the 1911 Census, where he was residing with a Sergeant in the RE, along with another Longford man, Spr Michael Rhatigan.

Parents Names: (Possible) Michael Brennan (Brannon) and Bridget (née Connor), Greenhall, Ballymahon, Co. Longford.
Notes: *It is likely that James Brennan was the son of Michael Brennan (Brannon), and Bridget née Connor, and later the stepson of Patrick Greene, Greenhall Lower, Newtowncashel, Longford: http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Longford/Cashel_West/Greenhall_Lower/1547958/. One other James Brennan (Brannan) was born in Co. Longford between 1880 and 1890, in 1887 Although a number of James Brennans served with the Royal Engineers in the Great War, it isn't clear which of them - if any - was this James Brennan. Unfortunately, his army record is not available to view, either by virtue of being destroyed during WW2 or he remained in the Army after 1920 and his records are maintained by the British Army.
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