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Bruce George BRADNEY

Regimental number2787
Place of birthBinalong New South Wales
Other NamesBrice
AddressFivedock, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinWife, I I Bradney, Edenholm, Fivedock, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date13 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 30 September 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on Roll of Honour, Binalong Mechanics' Institute, New South Wales.

Military Medal

'Near ZONNEBEKE On the morning of 24th September, 1917, Sergeant BRADNEY formed one of a fighting patrol of an Officer and 12 other ranks. One German party of 9 were taken prisoners, and afterwards a fight was put up with an enemy party of 20 or 30 during which he received a bomb wound but carried on for 36 hours until the Medical Officer insisted on evacuating him. He displayed bravery and resource of the highest order and throughout preserved a cheerful mien which was an example and inspiration to his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Family/military connectionsCousins: 2376 Pte John BRADNEY, 56th Bn, killed in action, 2 April 1917; Gunner Donald Walter BRADNEY, returned to Australia; 1620 Pte Wentworth Edward BRADNEY, 54th Bn, killed in action, 24 September 1917.
Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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