Edward Daniel BRADBEE MM


BRADBEE, Edward Daniel

Service Number: 2335
Enlisted: 7 June 1915, Liverpool, New South Wales, Australia
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 4th Infantry Battalion
Born: London SW, England, 1897
Home Town: Wagga Wagga, New South Wales
Schooling: Westminster Bridge Road Council School, London, England
Occupation: Insurance clerk
Died: Died of wounds, France, 12 June 1917
Cemetery: Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord
Plot 111, Row C, Grave 74
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Wagga Wagga Victory Memorial Arch
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World War 1 Service

7 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Liverpool, New South Wales, Australia
14 Jul 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2335, 4th Infantry Battalion
14 Jul 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2335, 4th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Orsova, Sydney
12 Jun 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 2335

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Arrived in Australia aged 17 years

4 Australian Light Trench Mortar Battery

Rank - Corporal

17 March 1917 - Awarded military Medal, Citation reads: 'For gallantry and untiring devotion to his duties when in charge of mortar in STORMY TRENCH north east of GUEUDECOURT on the night of 20th/21st February, 1917. The mud was knee deep and the base plate several times was driven, by the recoil of the mortar, out of sight (literally) but despite the difficulties he still kept his mortar in action.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 133
Date: 21 August 1917

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Son of Mrs. Annie L. Burton (formerly Bradbee), of 140, Bridge Rd. West, Battersea, London, England, and the late Mr. G. Bradbee. Brother of Louise Pearcy

His brother Albert George James Bradbee (SN5566) also served in WW1 and returned to Australia in 1918