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James Joseph BRADY

Regimental number673
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address841 Rathdown Street, North Carlton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Keys, National Hotel, Stawell, Victoria
Enlistment date16 January 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 4, Reinforcement 12
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/9/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 21 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll39th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 4 July 1919

Military Medal

'At CLERY-sur-SOMME on 31st August, 1918, for gallantry and devotion to duty during action. He together with a comrade fought his way up a communication trench, using a Boche light machine gun and grenades against the enemy, who put up a very stubborn resistance and their efforts were largely responsible for the overthrow of the enemy opposition at this particular locality.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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