Monday 17 April 2017

Private Peter Leo Brennan

Born on 26 October 1889 in Arnprior, Ontario - son of Mrs. Alice M. Brennan, Arnprior, Ontario - enlistment papers provide the following: trade as lumberman, single, no current or previous military service, Roman Catholic, height of 5 feet 7.5 inches, chest of 36 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, hazel eyes, light brown hair.

Joined the 59th Canadian Infantry Battalion on 5 April 1915 - transferred to the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion in Barriefield, Ontario, on 22 June 1915 (number 410035) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - killed in action on 13 June 1917 - name listed on the Vimy Memorial, France.

(Updated with a photo of Pte Brennan's inscription on the Vimy Memorial that I took in August 2012). (Updated with a scroll submitted by Michael Brennan, Pte Brennan's nephew.)

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,

1 comment:

Unknown said...

This was my uncle thank you for posting info