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Regimental number5549
Place of birthFermoy, Co Cork, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationShip's fireman
AddressMackay PO, Mackay, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 10"
Weight147 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs Ellen Brady, Fermoy, Co Cork, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date5 May 1916
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A46 Clan Macgillivray on 7 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Discharge date31 March 1920
Other details

Embarked, Brisbane, 7 September 1916; disembarked, Plymouth, England, 2 November 1916; marched into Rollestone Camp, 21 November 1916; reported absent without leave, 30 November 1916.

Discharged from the Australian Imperial Forces on account of desertion, 31 March 1920.

Court of Enquiry findings read 'that No 5549 Pte J. Brady 26th Battalion attached to the 7th Training Battalion, A.I.F. illegally absented himself without leave (or sufficient cause) at Rollestone Camp on the 30th November 1916, and that he is still so absent an that there is no evidence available as to his deficiencies of Kit.'

Medals: none
SourcesNAA: B2455, BRADY John

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