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Edward Daniel BRADBEE

Regimental number2335
Place of birthBattersea, London SW, England
SchoolWestminster Bridge Road Council School, London, England
Age on arrival in Australia17
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationInsurance clerk
AddressWagga, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Bradbee, Sussex Hotel, Culford Road, London, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date7 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 14 July 1915
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularAwarded the Military Medal.
FateDied of wounds 12 June 1917
Place of death or woundingFrance
Date of death12 June 1917
Age at death19
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialBailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot III, Row C, Grave No. 74), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: G. and A.L. BRADBEE, 140 Bridge Road, West, Battersea, London, England

Military Medal

'For gallantry and untiring devotion to his duties when in charge of mortar in STORMY TRENCH north east of GUEUDECOURT on the night of 20th/21st February, 1917. The mud was knee deep and the base plate several times was driven, by the recoil of the mortar, out of sight (literally) but despite the difficulties he still kept his mortar in action.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 133
Date: 21 August 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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