Thomas Bradley

First Name: 
Thomas
Last Name: 
Bradley
Mother's Name: 
Isabella (nee Chilby)
Father's Name: 
Edward Bradley
Date Enlisted: 
Saturday, July 24, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
20th Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Details: 

Private Thomas Bradley (Service no. 2579) was born in Helensburg circa 1895. He had spent time in the CMF and was a single 21 year old miner at the time of enlistment. He embarked on HMAT A14 Euripides on 2nd November, 1915 with 6th Reinforcements 20th Battalion.

Thomas served in Egypt before being returned to Australia because of ill health. He was admitted to hospital at Heliopolis for cronic dysentary on 5th March, 1916. Placed on Garrison duty on 20th March, 1916 Thomas was re-admitted to hospital on 23rd March and returned home in May 1916. He was discharged medically unfit on 31st July, 1916.

There is a letter on his file from the Crown Solicitors office dated 1918 asking for his service documents to be sent to them for the prosecution of a man charged with impersonating a soldier.

Thomas Bradley's brother, Edward (Service no. 9882) was killed in France.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, BRADLEY T
NAA: J34, C36393

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