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Henry Joseph BRADLEY

Regimental number140
Date of birth--/01/1886
Place of birthCooma New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressSnowden Street, Geraldton, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinFather, John Bradley, Snowden Street, Geraldton, Western Australia
Enlistment date10 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF16
Promotion date: 13 September 1916

FateReturned to Australia 9 December 1918

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry in action. He led his platoon with great courage and determination, capturing an enemy strong point and holding it against repeated attacks. He set a splendid example to his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He carried out a daring reconnaissance of the forward area, and marked out assembly positions for the attack by his battalion, in front of the most advanced positions. When all the officers in his company had become casualties he took command, and rendered most valuable service during the consolidation, organizing carrying parties with supplies for the whole line. He showed the greatest gallantry and good leadership.''
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 120
Date: 7 August 1918

Family/military connectionsBrothers: 2351 Pte William Matthew BRADLEY, 28th Bn, returned to Australia, 12 April 1916; 7713 Pte Nicholan Mervyn BRADLEY, 16th Bn, returned to Australia, 16 January 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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