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Patrick Joseph BRADY

Regimental number5989
Place of birthClifden, Co Galway, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationClerk
AddressPost Office, Innisfail, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation40
Height5' 7.5"
Weight135 lbs
Next of kinFather, P Brady, William Street,Tullamore, Ireland
Previous military servicePreviously served for 7 years [entry undecipherable].
Enlistment date19 February 1916
Place of enlistmentTownsville, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A50 Itonus on 8 August 1916
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 25 September 1919
Discharge date28 December 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Brisbane, 8 August 1916. Failed to embark at Fremantle, and found guilty of being absent without leave from 22 August 1916: awarded 14 days' confined to barracks, 16 September 1916, and forfeited 22 days' pay. Reported absent from HT 'Orontes', Durban, South Africa, 8 September 1916, until apprehended by Military Police, 8 September 1916, and sent to Base Depot: no disciplinary action taken at Durban. Disembarked Plymouth, England, 18 October 1916. On Command at Brigade Signal School, 25 February 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 13 May 1918; taken on strength, 9th Bn, 1 June 1918.

Admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, 3 November 1918 (callosities), and transferred to 3rd Australian General Hospital, Abbeville; to 1st Australian Convalescent Depot, Havre, 15 November 1918. Granted leave to United Kingdom, 29 November-14 December 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'Mahana', 25 September 1919; disembarked Sydney for onward travel to Brisbane, 12 November 1919; discharged, 28 December 1919.

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

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