John Braddock

First Name: 
John
Last Name: 
Braddock
Date Enlisted: 
Tuesday, April 18, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
13th Battalion
Company: 
B
Awards: 
British War Medal
Date of Death: 
Tuesday, November 12, 1940
Details: 

John Braddock (Service No 6468) was born in Victoria. In 1904 he married Catherine Johnston. At the time of enlistment he claimed to be a married 44 year old miner from Scarborough.

John had served as a Trooper and Corporal (Service No 1824) with E squadron 3rd NSW Mounted Rifles for 2 years in the Boer War. A note on John's enlistment documents states that "this man looks older than above age". However he was given a trial because he was a miner.

John embarked on HMAT A40 Ceramic with 21st Reinforcements, 13th Battalion on 7th October, 1916.

John arrived in England on 21st November, 1916 and while in camp he was admitted to hospital sick with Bronchitis on 26th February, 1917. He was returned to Australia in May, 1917 and discharged medically unfit on 4th August 1917.

John did not see any active service in World War One. He died on 12th November, 1940.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, BRADDOCK J

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