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William John BRODEY

Regimental number2113
Place of birthTamary, Rathfriland, Co Down, Ireland
Other NamesBREADY, W J
Other trainingNil
Age on arrival in Australia20
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
Addressc/o H Barsby, Ayr, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 9"
Next of kinFather, J Brodey via, J Brodey via Brandon, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date2 January 1915
Place of enlistmentTownsville, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A63 Karoola on 12 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularReal name stated to be William John BREADY.
FateKilled in Action 22 August 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 45), Gallipoli, Turkey

The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.

The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.

The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.

Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Mary BREADY. Native of Ireland
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Brisbane on HMAT 'Karoola', 12 June 1915.

Embarked Zeitoun, 11 August 1915, and proceeded to join Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli; joined 15th Bn, 14-22 August 1915.

Killed in action, Gallipoli, on or about 22 August 1915. Confirmed by proceedings of Court of Inquiry, Rouen, 3-5 September 1917. Promulgated by Lieutenant-General Birdwood, 23 September 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BRODEY William John

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