A Postwar C.B. group of eleven to Colonel W.B.F.Brennan, Royal Army Medical Corps,
Lot 114
A Postwar C.B. group of eleven to Major-General W.B.F.Brennan, Deputy Director of Medical Services, Royal Army Medical Corps,
Sold for £2,280 (US$ 3,794) inc. premium
Lot Details
A Postwar C.B. group of eleven to Major-General W.B.F.Brennan, Deputy Director of Medical Services, Royal Army Medical Corps,
The Most Honourable Order of the Bath, C.B. Military Division neck badge, in silver-gilt and enamel; India General Service 1908-35, two bars, North West Frontier 1935, Mohmand 1933 (Lieut.W.B.F.Brennan. R.A.M.C.); India General Service 1936-39, one bar, North West Frontier 1936-37 (Capt.W.B.F.Brennan. R.A.M.C.); 1939-1945 Star; Africa Star; France and Germany Star; Defence Medal; War Medal; General Service Medal 1918-62, one bar, Malaya (Col.W.B.F.Brennan. Staff.); Coronation 1953; U.S.A., Legion of Merit, Officer's breast badge, engraved (William B.F.Brennan). The first with bars mounted as described, otherwise a few light contact marks very fine. (11)

Footnotes

  • C.B. London Gazette 11.6.1966.

    U.S.A. Legion of Merit London Gazette 1.11.1945.

    Lieutenant Coloel William Brian Francis Brennan, Royal Army Medical Corps, while a member of the British Army, distinguished himself by exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services from May 1944 to May 1945. As the War Office representative and Assistant Director of Medical Services, Quarterling (Liaison) Branch. Lieutenant Colonel Brennan rendered exceptionally competent service. His skillful maintenance of planning and operation liaison between the Office of the Chief Surgeon and all of the British Services and Government Ministries was instrumental in expediting the joint activities of the two medical services and conributed immeasurably to their successful support of the Allied armed forces in the European Theater of Operations.

    Major General W.B.F.Brennan was born at Belfast on 23.5.1907, he was educated at Queen's College Belfast and graduated 1930 M.B., B.CH., B.A.O.. He was appointed Lieutenant in July 1931 and posted to India in 1932, he served with the Landi Kotal Column in 1933. In 1934 he was posted to Nowshera. In 1935 he takes part in further operations against the Mohmands in the Nowshera Brigade. Promoted to Captain 0n 1.5.1934. Appointed Acting Major 18.1.1940. Temporary Major 18.4.1940. Substantive Major 28.9.1940. On 17.2.1940 to C.O. 9th Light Field Ambulance then at Bardda Vice-Lt-Col Argo evacuated sick. Appointed Lt.Colonel. On 19th June captured at Casetta during operations prior to surrender of Tobruk on 21st June 1942. He was repatriated on 23.4.1943 in charge of a detachment of badly wounded men. 1944-45 A.D.M.S. british Liaison Staff H.Q. ETOUSA in France. After WW2 he had numerous appointments at various Military Hosptials; Colonel 12.9.1952; Brigadier 29.2.1960; Honorary Physician to the Queen 2.5.1962; Promoted Major-General 1963 and D.D.M.S. H.Q. Southern Command, Tidworth. He retired on the 23rd May 1967 and died on 1st July 1977 at Hampshire.

    The lot comes with a variety of original research, warrant, photographs, photocopied correspondence etc.
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