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23139   Private Michael Brennan
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Dated added: 07/01/2018   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 7th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 05/03/1886
Died: 09/09/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 30
Michael Brennan was the son of John and Mary Ann Brennan. He was born on 5th March 1886. He was one of eight children, seven surviving. All the children were born in Tempo, County Fermanagh. By 1901 the family were living in Cookstown. Michael Brennan enlisted in Omagh. Private Michael Brennan was serving with the 7th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on Saturday 9th September 1916.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  Thiepval, Somme
Grave Ref: Face 4D + 5B
CWGC Casualty 767661
The Thiepval Memorial will be found on the D73, next to the village of Thiepval, off the main Bapaume to Albert road (D929). Each year a major ceremony is held at the memorial on 1 July.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - East Panel 2018 Cookstown
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Brennan family Lists Michael as age 14, living with the family at house 115 in Church St., Cookstown, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Brennan family Does not list Michael as living with the family at house 19 in Killymoon Street, Cookstown Urban, Tyrone
3 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Private Michael Brennan
4 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023