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Doric Dudley BRADBURY

Regimental number8361
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
Address186 Grenfell Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Bradbury, 186 Grenfell Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military service35th Battery Australian Field Artillery
Enlistment date28 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentBombardier
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 6, Battery 18
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/34/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 22 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Field Artillery Brigade
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Military Medal

'On the 14th September, 1917, at ZILLEBEKE, the 18th Battery position was heavily shelled from 3 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. with 5.9" and 8". At 3.36 p.m. an ammunition dump alongside No. 1 gun was hit and it and the gun pit caught fire. These men [8360 M.A. COCKER, 8381 D.D. BRADBURY, (8381) Lt E.J. SHEPHERD, (10762) Lt L. CARTHEW] on Lieutenant DODD calling for a party rushed out of the shelter trench in the face of the heavy fire and with water from adjacent shell holes succeeded in putting it out. Later the pit was again hit and it and the ammunition and an adjacent pit caught fire. These men again went out with Lieutenant DODD in the face of the shelling and succeeded in saving the guns and ammunition. They displayed great gallantry and determination in the face of very considerable danger.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

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