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James Brennan
Born 10 September 1884
Templemore, Ireland
Died 6 September 1917(1917-09-06) (aged 32)[1]
West Flanders, Belgium

James Francis Brennan (10 September 1884 – 6 September 1917) was an Irish professional football inside right who made one appearance in the Football League for Bury.[2] He also played in the Southern League for Brighton & Hove Albion.[3]

Personal life[edit | edit source]

Brennan attended Prior Park College in Bath.[2] He served in the King's Regiment (Liverpool) and the Lancashire Fusiliers during the First World War and was holding the rank of corporal when he was killed in action in West Flanders, Belgium on 6 September 1917.[4] Brennan is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing.[1]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Casualty" (in en). https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/842842/brennan,-james-francis/. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Joyce, Michael (2012). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: Tony Brown. p. 37. ISBN 190589161X. 
  3. Carder, Tim; Harris, Roger (1997). Albion A–Z: A Who's Who of Brighton & Hove Albion F.C.. Hove: Goldstone Books. p. 34. ISBN 978-0-9521337-1-1. 
  4. "James Francis Brennan | Service Record | Football and the First World War" (in en-US). Football and the First World War. http://www.footballandthefirstworldwar.org/james-brennan-service-record/. 

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