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Edmund Mortimer BRADSHAW

Regimental number3667
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
SchoolPublic School, Moonta, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBank clerk
AddressPost Office, Port Pirie, Port Pirie, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs T A Bradshaw, P O Port Pirie, Port Pirie, South Australia
Previous military service81st Infantry; Nil
Enlistment date9 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameInfantry Brigade 7, Field Ambulance 7, Section B
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/50/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 31 May 1915
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT Clan Mcewan on 28 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Field Ambulance
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied at Rouen, France.
FateDied of wounds 20 May 1917
Place of death or woundingBullecourt, France
Date of death20 May 1917
Age at death23.2
Place of burialSt, Sever Cemetery Extension (Block P, Plot II, Row M, Grave No. 13B), Rouen, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Atalanta BRADSHAW, The Post Office, Norwood, South Australia

Military Medal

'This man was stationed at GOOSE ALLEY, north west of FLERS on 7th November, 1916, while a heavy barrage was being maintained on the area he set out to assist a wounded man who was observed some 200 yards from the dressing station. He rendered first aid, dressing his wounds, and carried him back to the aid Post. He was under shrapnel fire the whole time, the personnel risk he ran was great, and his action is worthy of the highest praise.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103
Date: 29 June 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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