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Walter Elgin BRADLEY

Regimental number1778
Place of birthDublin, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationDrover
AddressMotueka, Nelson, New Zealand
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation36
Height5' 5.5"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinSon, Mrs M Ceighton, Motueka, Nelson, New Zealand
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the Stoke Rifles.
Enlistment date5 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll10 June 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A61 Kanowna on 19 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Field Bakery
FateReturned to Australia 20 October 1918
Discharge date12 May 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Australia, 18 June 1915.

Proceeded to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 16 August 1915.

Wounded in action, Gallipoli Peninsula, 27 August 1915; admitted to Hospital Ship, HS 'Hunts Green', 28 August 1915 (gun shot wound to side); transferred to England, 30 August 1915; admitted to Military Hospital, Bethnal, England, 16 September 1915; 'taken on strength of Australian Interm. Depot', Green Abbeywood, 30 March 1916; marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 5 May 1916; marched in to 5th Training Bn, Rollestone, 7 June 1916; transferred to Training Bn, Tidworth, 6 July 1916; marched in to Australian Army Service Corps Training Depot, Parkhouse, 20 December 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 22 January 1917; marched in to Australian General Base Depot, Etaples, France, 23 January 1917; marched in to Bakery Reinforcements Depot, Rouen, 5 February 1917; taken on strength of 4th Field Bakery, 8 March 1917; on leave to United Kingdom, 1 January 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 19 January 1918.

Admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, Rouen, 25 June 1918 (influenza); discharged from hospital and rejoined unit, 4 July 1916.

Admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, 31 July 1918 (debility); transferred to England, 3 August 1918; admitted to War Hospital, Middlesex, England, 5 August 1918 (cirrhosis of the liver); transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 28 August 1918; discharged from hospital and marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 19 September 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Borda', 20 October 1918; disembarked Sydney, 19 December 1918; discharged, 12 May 1919 (medically unfit: debility).

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death14 January 1950
Age at death64
Place of burialCremated: Northern Suburbs Crematorium, Ryde, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, BRADLEY Walter Elgin

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