Ernest Wood (Ern) BRADY


BRADY, Ernest Wood

Service Number: 2105
Enlisted: 22 June 1915
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 28th Infantry Battalion
Born: Burra, South Australia,, 3 October 1895
Home Town: Burra (SA), Goyder, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Fireman
Died: Hit by shell, SWs thigh, France., 3 March 1917, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension
Plot VI, Row B, Grave No. 14
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

22 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 2105, 28th Infantry Battalion
1 Oct 1915: Involvement SN 2105, 28th Infantry Battalion
1 Oct 1915: Embarked SN 2105, 28th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Fremantle
3 Mar 1917: Involvement Corporal, SN 2105, 28th Infantry Battalion


Born 03 October 1895 in Burra, SA
Son of Edward Foster Brady & Ellen Adelaide nee WOOD

Brady was born at Burra Burra, South Australia, in 3 October 1895 and was working as a locomotive fireman in Western Australia before enlisting in the AIF in June 1915. He had previously had military experience while serving in the Militia with 86 Infantry Regiment (The Western Australian Rifles). Brady embarked with the 4th reinforcements to 28 Battalion aboard HMAT Hororata on 1 October. He served with his unit until 3 March 1917, when he died of wounds received from shellfire at Warlencourt, on the Somme. He is buried at Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension. Four of Brady's brothers also enlisted in the AIF, and one, 709 Trooper Edgar Vernon Brady of 10 Australian Light Horse Regiment, was killed in action at Gallipoli, in the charge at the Nek on 7 August 1915.
He is the half brother of Edgar Vernon Brady 709.

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Edward Foster Brady and Ellen Adelaide Brady, of 116, Grosvenor Rd., North Perth, Western Australia. Native of South Australia.

Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Brady, 49 Good-street Perth, have been notified of the death of their son, Ernest Wood Brady, who left Western Australia as a sergeant in one of the battalions of the A.I.F. He served for some time in Egypt, as musketry drill instructor, and reached the rank of sergeant-major, but, not caring for that kind of work, he returned to the ranks and left for France in March, 1916. He received his first stripe almost at once, and was recommended for a second when he was wounded by a shell explosion, and became a patient in hospitals in France and England for some time. Returning to France towards the end of last year, he was attacked by pneumonia, and, recovering from that, in January this year, he again joined his battalion, and was promoted to corporal. He received wounds, causing his death, on the 3rd inst. This is the second of four sons to fall. The two sons at the front are Private Bert Brady machine gunner, and Sergeant Essington Brady, of the original 32nd, A.I.F. The eldest of the four brothers, E. V. Brady, fell at Gallipoli.