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Edward Joseph BRADLEY

Regimental number761
Place of birthRichmond, Victoria
SchoolVere Street State School, Richmond, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationWire worker
Address40 Charles Street, Abbotsford, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 7.75"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinFather, Mr Edward Bradley, 40 Charles Street, Abbotsford, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Militia for 3 years; time expired.
Enlistment date26 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll23 March 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFleurbaix, France (Battle of Fromelles)
Date of death19 July 1916
Age at death31.10
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 19), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 30 August 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria from Mudros, 27 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Taken on strength, 60th Bn, Ferry Post, 4 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Reported Missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Red Cross File No 500206 has statement from searcher/interviewe D.P. DICKSON, 7 November 1916 ('I forgot to put down name of Informant'): [BRADLEY] Was killed by a shell at Fleurbaix about 3.30 p.m. Was in a dug-out and it was blown up. He was buried just behind the lines.'

Note on Red Cross File No 500206: 'No trace Germany. Cert. by Capt. Mills 10-10-1919.'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BRADLEY Edward Joseph
Red Cross File No 500206

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