Service Number: 2333
Enlisted: 26 July 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 20th Infantry Battalion
Born: Leichhardt, New South Wales, Australia, 1888
Home Town: Leichhardt, Leichhardt, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Railway accident, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia , 6 August 1921
Cemetery: Rookwood Cemetery & Crematorium
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World War 1 Service

26 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 2333, 20th Infantry Battalion
6 Sep 1915: Involvement Private, 2333, 20th Infantry Battalion
6 Sep 1915: Embarked Private, 2333, 20th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ballarat, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Stephen Brooks

Claude Bradley was serving in the 20th Battalion with his brother Robert Bradley when on the 5 May 1916, at Bois Grenier, the Germans launched a heavy bombardment and raid that cost the 20th Battalion 23 dead, 72 wounded, and 11 captured. Robert was killed in the fight and Claude was evacuated with a severe case of shell shock, having been beside his brother when he was killed.

Claude never recovered and was sent home to Australia. Another brother 4137 Private Herbert Hamilton Bradley 4th Battalion AIF, was killed in action at Lagnicourt 15 April 1917, only a few months after Claude was discharged from the AIF.

Claude married Ivy Harding during October 1917. He enlisted for home service during January 1919.

Ivy gave birth to a son on 12 June 1919 but tragically died from complications 10 days later. Claude then tragically died on 6 August 1921 when he succumbed to severe injuries received after falling between the platform and a moving train at Lidcombe NSW.