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Frederick Mark BRADLEY

Regimental number772
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
SchoolFlinders St Public School, Adelaide, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationBricklayer
AddressCumming Street, North Broken Hill, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinFather, W Bradley, Castle Street, Parkside, South Australia
Enlistment date29 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board Transport A11 Ascanius on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularAwarded the Military Medal for conspicuous bravery in the field at Polygon Wood, Ypres, Belgium.
FateKilled in Action 30 June 1918
Place of death or woundingMerris, France
Date of death30 June 1918
Age at death32.4
Age at death from cemetery records32
Place of burialOutterst6eene Communal Cemetery Extension (Special Memorial 6), Bailleul, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
58
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Annie BRADLEY, 67 Castle Street, Parkside, South Australia. Native of Adelaide
Medals

Military Medal

'During the operations at POLYGON WOOD east of YPRES on 19/22nd September, 1917, Cpl. BRADLEY in a most skilful manner directed M.G. fire on to the enemy under most trying circumstances, and in fact it was through his ability that such heavy losses were inflicted on enemy reinforcements. He remained at his post under extemely heavy artillery fire, and by his cheerfulness and utter disregard of danger cheered on his men to achieve greater things.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Family/military connectionsBrothers: 4133 Pte Alfred Lionel BRADLEY, 48th Bn, killed in action, Delville Wood, Somme sector, France, 14 November 1916; 2298 Pte Sydney Arthur BRADLEY, 30th Bn, returned to Australia, 1 June 1919; 777 Corporal Henry Francis BRADLEY, 50th Bn, returned to Australia, 4 May 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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