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Born in Melbourne, Victoria and a dealer by trade, Timothy Brianey was 41 years and single when enlisted on the 10th of May 1916 in the 39th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement, Australian Imperial Force, with the rank of Private, Number 1794. His Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS 'Orontes' on the 16th of August 1916. On the 7th of June 1917 wounded in action; on the 14th of June 1917 embarked for England on H.S. 'St Patrick' ex Boulogne Shot wound Back and Face; on the15th of June 1916 admitted to Eastbourne Military Hospital wounded slight. On the 19th of October 1917 embarked per H.T. 'Port Lyttleton' from England for return to Australia for discharge S.W. face and right Buttock and was listed as returned to Australia on the 19th of October 1917. Discharged from the 3rd Military District ex A.I.F. ex 'Pt Lyttleton' on the 23rd of January 1918 Military Unit. Tree No. 3797