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Patrick Alexander BRADY

Regimental number3499
Place of birthLimerick, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation39
Height5' 2.5"
Weight137 lbs
Next of kinSister, Miss Kate Brady, Canal Street off Great Ancoats Street, Manchester, England
Previous military serviceServed with the Cape Mounted Rifles, South Africa.
Enlistment date2 March 1917
Place of enlistmentHawthorn, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name59th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/76/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Port Melbourne on 16 July 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 21 July 1918
Discharge date14 November 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 16 July 1917. Absent without leave, Durban, 12 August 1917; arrested and placed in civil goal pending embarkation, 25 August 1917. Arrived Capetown, 20 October 1917. Admonished for drunkenness, 29 October 1917; found guilty, 1 November 1917, Capetown, of resisting police: awarded 168 hours' detention. Found guilty, 14 November 1917, of drunkenness: awarded 1 day confined to barracks; using bad language and drunkenness: awarded 168 hours' detention, 16 November 1917; drunkenness, 24 November 1917: awarded 7 days' confined to barracks. Re-embarked on board 'Llanstephen Castle', 29 November 1917; disembarked Plymouth, England, 31 December 1917.

Marched in to 15th Training Bn, Codford, 3 January 1918. Found guilty, 1 February 1918, of being absent without leave, 6 am, 27 January, to 1200, 28 January 1918: awarded 10 days' Field Punishment No 2; forfeited total of 15 days' pay.

Proceeded overseas to France, 7 April 1918; taken on strength, 59th Bn, 14 April 1918.

Admitted to 61st Casualty Clearing Station, 30 April 1918 (not yet diagnosed); transferred by Ambulance Train No 25 to 2nd General Hospital, Havre, 6 May 1918 (mental stupor); to England, 22 May 1918, and admitted to Royal Victoria Hospital, Netley, 23 May 1918; to Lord Derby War Hospital, Warrington, 2 June 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Boonah', 21 July 1918 (confusional insanity); disembarked Melbourne, 20 September 1918; discharged, 14 November 1918 (medically unfit).

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BRADY Patrick Alexander

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