Patrick Francis BRADY MM

BRADY, Patrick Francis

Service Number: 1655
Enlisted: 7 May 1915, Liverpool ,NSW
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 18th Infantry Battalion
Born: Sydney, NSW, 1889
Home Town: Milsons Point, North Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Tram Conductor
Memorials: North Sydney Tramways Pictorial Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

7 May 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 1655, 18th Infantry Battalion, Liverpool ,NSW
19 Jun 1915: Involvement Private, 1655, 18th Infantry Battalion
19 Jun 1915: Embarked Private, 1655, 18th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Kanowna, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Military Medal

'During the operations at MONT ST. QUENTIN on 28th August 1918, this man was in charge of a detachment. While moving forward with his Mortar he saw an enemy machine gun which was being fired from a trench 30 yards away, at our troops who were advancing on his left. Without hesitation he charged the machine gun, the crew of which immediately turned and fled, leaving the gun, which Private BRADY captured. His courageous and prompt action undoubtedly saved us many casualties, and facilitated the advance at this point. He subsequently emplaced his mortar close behind the outpost line and directed its fire during a counter attack which was beaten off. His cheerfulness and devotion to duty during the whole operation was a source of great encouragement to his detachment.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 135
Date: 11 December 1919