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Patrick F BRADY

Regimental number1655
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationTram conductor
Address1O Pane Street, Milsons Point North Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinSister, Miss B Brady, 10 Pane Street, Milsons Point North Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date7 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll22 May 1915
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 Roll5th Trench Mortar Battery
FateReturned to Australia 28 March 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During the operations at MONT ST. QUENTIN on 28th August 1918, this man was in charge of a detachment. While moving forward with his Mortar he saw an enemy machine gun which was being fired from a trench 30 yards away, at our troops who were advancing on his left. Without hesitation he charged the machine gun, the crew of which immediately turned and fled, leaving the gun, which Private BRADY captured. His courageous and prompt action undoubtedly saved us many casualties, and facilitated the advance at this point. He subsequently emplaced his mortar close behind the outpost line and directed its fire during a counter attack which was beaten off. His cheerfulness and devotion to duty during the whole operation was a source of great encouragement to his detachment.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 135
Date: 11 December 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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