John Thomas Patrick DRADDY

DRADDY, John Thomas Patrick

Service Number: 665
Enlisted: 9 February 1917
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 41st Infantry Battalion
Born: Ballycotton, East Cork, Ireland. , 1 November 1896
Home Town: Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Ballycotton National School, Ireland
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 21 February 1918, aged 21 years
Cemetery: London Rifle Brigade Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Brisbane 41st Battalion Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

9 Feb 1917: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private
21 Jun 1917: Involvement Private, 665, 11th Machine Gun Company, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '21' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Suevic embarkation_ship_number: A29 public_note: ''
21 Jun 1917: Embarked Private, 665, 11th Machine Gun Company, HMAT Suevic, Melbourne
21 Feb 1918: Involvement Private, 665, 41st Infantry Battalion, --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 665 awm_unit: 41st Australian Infantry Battalion awm_rank: Private awm_died_date: 1918-02-21

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

41st Bn., Australian Infantry, A.I.F.

He was 21 and the son of Thomas and Ellen Draddy, of Ballycotton, Co. Cork, Ireland.

Ballycotton (Irish: Baile Choitín) is a coastal village in County Cork, Ireland, situated about 25 miles east of Cork city]

He is one of three Australian soldier casualties of the Great War who are remembered on the Midleton World War I Memorial in Distillery Road, Midleton Co. Cork