Frank Fitzroy BRADFORD

BRADFORD, Frank Fitzroy

Service Number: 2340
Enlisted: 14 August 1915, Enoggera, Queensland
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 49th Infantry Battalion
Born: Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia, 14 October 1886
Home Town: Rockhampton, Rockhampton, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Shearer
Died: Natural causes, Gordon Downs Station, Queensland, Australia, 20 March 1947, aged 60 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
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World War 1 Service

14 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 2340, Enoggera, Queensland
20 Aug 1915: Involvement Private, 2340, 9th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '9' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Shropshire embarkation_ship_number: A9 public_note: ''
20 Aug 1915: Embarked Private, 2340, 9th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Shropshire, Sydney
25 Feb 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 49th Infantry Battalion
9 Nov 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 49th Infantry Battalion
13 Jul 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Sergeant, 2340, 49th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Paul Trevor

'BRADFORD, Frank Fitzroy. Staff Sergeant, No. 2340, 49th Battalion. Born and educated in Rockhampton. His parents were the late Thomas Bradford and Mary Ann Bradford, of Rockhampton. He enlisted at Barcaldine in February, 1915, and went into Enoggera Camp, where he was attached to the 9th Battalion. Sailed for Egypt in August, 1915, and arrived in September, 1915. Here he was transferred to the 49th Battalion. Left for France, and went into action at Pozieres, Baupaume, Armentieres, Messines, Bullecourt, Polygon Wood, Passchendaele Ridge, and through to Amiens and Hamel. He was in action when the Armistice was signed. Was with the Army of Occupation on the Rhine. Before enlisting he was a shearer.' from Queenslanders Who Fought in the Great War ( 


Fifteen recruits left by the mail train to-day for Enoggera. Ten were from Longreach. The others were Messrs. H. H. Lawrence and J. C. Thompson, from Aramac, and Messrs. Frank Bradford, Stephen Flood, and Walter Griffith, from Barcaldine. The local men were entertained on Saturday night by the Natives Football Club. Each was presented with a crocodile skin mounted pocket-book and several gifts from friends.' from Morning Bulletin 4 May 1915 (

'F. F. Bradford.

Private F. F. Bradford writes to Mr. R. Park from "Somewhere in France." He Says: We had a very nice Christmas over here and I was in Scotland for New Year's day. I went up to have a look at the foot-running. I had three days there and had a glorious time. London is a great city. I did not think it was such a fine place. I spent a week there, and when the time came to come back to France it only seemed like a day. The British people are very nice. They make the Australian feel at home, and if you come from Queensland they do make a fuss of you. I have met Vic. Leyland, Teddy Cliffe, and Bob Whyte. Tell some of the young chaps if they don't soon come to the war it will be over. I don't think they can know there is a war on.' from The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts 25 Aug 1917 (


Among those recently returned home from the front is Sergt. Frank Bradford. In common with many others, "Frank'' looks extremely well after his period of service. He readily admits he had many a good fright, and that Fritz is not the least bit particular about who his shells hit. Private D. Hoare has also returned home from France.' from The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts 21 Jun 1919 (


Frank Fitzroy Bradford. 58, a boundary rider employed on Gordon Downs, was found dead at the 12 mile hut, eight miles from the homestead, on March 22. The death was investigated by the police who reported there were no suspicious circumstances. Bradford was a returned soldier from World War 1. He spent his boyhood days in Emerald and the West where he was well-known as a footballer.' from Morning Bulletin 11 Apr 1947 (



The death has occurred of Mr. Frank Fitzroy Bradford at the age of 58 years. The late gentleman was well-known in Barcaldine, having spent many years of his early life there. He was a returned soldier of World War I.

The late Mr. Bradford was closely associated with Barcaldine sporting bodies and on many occasions represented Barcaldine in intertown football. He made a wide circle of friends who will regret his passlng.

For a number of years he has resided in the Capella district. At the time of his death he was working on Gordon Downs Station and was found dead at his place of resldence.

The late Mr. Bradford is survived by two brothers, Messrs. W. Bradford, Brisbane and Noel Bradford, North Queensland. His parents and two brothers Ray and Cleave pre-deceased him many years ago.' from The Longreach Leader 18 Apr 1947 (