John Stanley BRADDICK

Regimental number395
Place of birthLondon England
AddressElizabeth Street, Eastwood, Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Braddick, Elizabeth Street, Eastwood, Adelaide, South Australia
Enlistment date1 June 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll11 June 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 2, Reinforcement 5
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/7/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth on 19 September 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll395B
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 7 July 1919

Military Medal

'At WESTHOEK RIDGE near YPRES on the 20th September, 1917. During the enemy's barrage at 6.45 p.m. he fired his gun despite the heavy shell fire and supervised the men under his command. He kept his men cool and collected by a fine example of gallantry and an intelligent grasp of the situation.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal, Military Medal