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William James BRADFORD

Regimental number5334
Place of birthPicton, New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationTrapper
AddressNimmitabel, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation44.1
Height5' 11"
Weight155 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs J A Bradford, Nimmitabel, New South Wales
Previous military serviceMember for 10 years, Rifle Club ('expert shot')
Enlistment date11 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A49 Ceramic on 14 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll53rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 22 July 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles and Hannah BRADFORD. Photo: Peter Dennis
Discharge date27 October 1917
Family/military connectionsSon: 5333 Pte Eric Arthur BRADFORD, 53rd Bn, returned to Australia, 31 January 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Nestor', 22 July 1917; discharged (medically unfit: chronic rheumatism and neurasthenia), Sydney, 27 October 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death16 June 1938
Age at death69
Place of burialRookwood Cemetery, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, BRADFORD William James

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