John Thomas Patrick DRADDY

Regimental number665
Place of birthBallycotton, Co Cork, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressDalby, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 6"
Weight157 lbs
Next of kinFather, Thomas Draddy, Ballycotton, Co Cork, Ireland
Previous military serviceServed for 1 day in the AIF.
Enlistment date9 February 1917
Place of enlistmentDalby, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 11, Reinforcement 11
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/16/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 21 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll41st Battalion
FateKilled in Action 21 February 1918
Age at death from cemetery records21
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Ellen DRADDY, Ballycotton, Co. Cork, Ireland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne on HMAT 'Suevic', 21 June 1917; disembarked Liverpool, 26 August 1917; marched into 11th Training Bn, 27 August 1917. Transferred to 41st Bn from 11th Machine Gun Company, 27 August 1917.

Found guilty, 17 September 1917, of objecting to the obey an order: awarded 2 days' Field Punishment No 2; marched into 9th Training Bn, 3 November 1917.

Found guilty, 21 December 1917, of being absent without leave, 12.00 pm, 18 December, to 9.00 am, 20 December 1917: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2; forfeited total of 9 days' pay. Proceeded to France through Southampton, 1 January 1918; marched into Australian Infantry Base Depot, Rouelles, 2 January 1918; marched out, 4 January 1918; taken on strength of 41st Bn, 8 January 1918. Killed in action, 21 February 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, DRADDY John Thomas Patrick