George William BRADSHAW

Regimental number6946
Place of birthBalmain New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address162 Holland Street, Fremantle, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinWife, Mrs Ethel Bradshaw, 162 Holland Street, Fremantle, Western Australia
Enlistment date9 May 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll19 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 23rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 23 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 23 July 1919

Military Medal

'This N.C.O. is brought under notice for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during operations near ZONNEBEKE on the 26th September, 1917. During the attack his Platoon Commander became a casualty. He took charge of his Section and handled it with greatest success. He personally was responsible for killing an entire German gun crew. He also captured a strong point that was holding up troops on our right. Throughout he displayed great gallantry and initiative and a complete disregard for all personal danger. He is strongly recommended for distinction.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal