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Edward William BRADFORD

Regimental number354
Place of birthLondon, England
ReligionChurch of England
Address61 Surry Street, Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation34
Height5' 6"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Rose Bradford, 61 Surry Street, Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 12 years in 40th Battery, Royal Field Artillery, British Army.
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentBombardier
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 1, Battery 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/29/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A8 Argyllshire on 18 October 1914
FateReturned to Australia 24 May 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Promoted Provisional Sergeant, 25 August 1915; Sergeant, 5 October 1915; Battery Sergeant Major, 22 November 1915.

Taken on strength, 14th Field Artillery Brigade, 27 February 1916, and posted to Headquarters.

Promoted Regimental Sergeant Major (Warrant Officer Class 1), 2 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 20 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 30 June 1916.

Commenced return to Australia, 13 March 1918; arrived Melbourne, 14 June 1918.

Re-embarked Sydney on board HT 'Bakara' with 19th (NSW) General Reinforcements, Sergeant Major, Voyage Only.

Attached for duty with AIF Headquarters.

Granted leave with pay and subsistence (Non-Military Employment: tailoring, Lane & Dowling, Boxall Road, Dulwich Village, London), 8 September-3 November 1919.

Convicted by the Civil Powers, England, 9 December 1919, for receiving stolen property: awarded 12 months' imprisonment with hard labour.

Committed to Wandsworth Prison.

Unexpired portion of sentence remitted as from date of embarkation for Australia.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Barambah', 16 July 1920; disembarked Sydney, 7 September 1920; discharged ('Services no longer required'), Sydney, 7 September 1920.

Medals automatically forfeited.

Medal Board restored medal entitlements, 16 March 1922.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BRADFORD Edward William

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