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James Patrick Brennan
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Birth: Jul. 24, 1886
Death: May 8, 1968

James. P. Brennan was born into a farming family in Rhue, Tubbercurry, Co.Sligo. His parents were Patrick Brennan (1853-28 Sep 1915) and Ellen Frizzell (1861-17 Aug 1935). His siblings were Margaret Brennan Walsh Carros, Mary Anne Brennan DeVito, John Joseph Brennan and Patrick Brennan. James emigrated to the US in 1911. Before and after his military service he worked as a tram car driver with the Boston Elevated Railway Company at the Milk St. and Grove St. stations. He enlisted at Fort Andrews, MA on 29 August 1917 even though he'd filled out the draft. From enlistment to September 2, 1918 he was in the 8th Company, Coast Artillery Corps, Massachusetts National Guard, which was manned by men from the 23rd Company from the Boston Coast Defenses. From 2 September 1918 he was transferred into Unit number 2 of the September Automatic Replacement Draft and arrived in France on September 23, 1918. This was a unit of men pulled from various Coast Artillery Companies stationed in the United States to be used as replacement men for use in France. Each month so many men were pulled and sent overseas. It is likely that he was sent to train with the 54th Artillery Regiment which was the Coast Artillery's Training regiment in France. These men in this Regiment were used once fully trained to serve as replacements to the various Coast Artillery Regiments on the line at the front. When men were killed or wounded men would be pulled from the 54th Artillery or as stated in his records "Heavy Arty Tng Bn Army Post Office 733" and sent to the regiment requesting replacement men. James Brennan served in this Regiment from Arrival in France until he was selected as a replacement man in Battery D of the 60th Artillery. He was in this Regiment until he was discharged. The 60th Artillery was returned to the States after the war ended and on 26 January 1919 the Regiment boarded the HMS Cedric at Brest, France to begin its trip across the Atlantic. On 4 February 1919 the Cedric reached New York Harbour and the 60th Regiment went to Camp Merritt, NJ. On February 24, 1919 the Regiment was demobilized at Ft. Washington, Maryland. James was Honorably Discharged on February 18, 1919 and was
demobilized at Camp Devens, MA. He was promoted from Private to PFC and then to Corporal during his military service. His Service No was was 580176. He returned to Ireland in 1920 to follow up "business interests". In March 1921 at St. Attracta's RC Church, Tourlestrane, Co. Sligo he married Mary Kate Cooke (27 June 1891-5 May 1968), daughter of James Cooke, (1859-1922)and Margaret Ruddy, (1858-1919), with whom he had 3 children, Patrick, (1922-1978), James Charles, (1924-2001) and Anna Mison (1928-2010). In 1923 the Irish Land Commission vested land from the Estate of Major Bryan Cooper to James at Carrowreagh Cooper, Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo which he farmed until his death on 8 May 1968. He died the day after his wife's funeral. They are buried together in Rhue Cemetery near Tubbercurry. 
 
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 Parents:
  Patrick Brennan (1853 - 1915)
  Ellen Frizzell Brennan (1861 - 1935)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Kate Cooke Brennan (1891 - 1968)*
 
 Children:
  Pat Brennan (1922 - 1978)*
  James Charles Brennan (1924 - 2001)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Anne Brennan DeVito (1885 - 1941)*
  James Patrick Brennan (1886 - 1968)
  John Joseph Brennan (1888 - 1962)*
  Margaret Teresa Brennan Carros (1890 - 1976)*
  Patrick Joseph Brennan (1892 - 1981)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
St Attracta Cemetery
Tobercurry
County Sligo, Ireland
 
Created by: JBrennan
Record added: Apr 17, 2007
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Thinking of you and Mary Kate today, Grand Dad. May you both rest in peace.
- JBrennan
 Added: May. 8, 2012
Rest in peace.
- Glenda Ragan
 Added: Nov. 6, 2009

- Jil
 Added: Apr. 9, 2009
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