Sydney George Bradford

First Name: 
Sydney
Middle Name: 
George
Last Name: 
Bradford
Mother's Name: 
Emily Bradford nee Claridge
Father's Name: 
George Bradford
Date Enlisted: 
Monday, November 13, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
35th Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Saturday, February 20, 1943
Place of Death: 
Fivedock, N.S.W.
Details: 

Sydney George Bradford (Service No 4507), was born in Goulburn, N.S.W., in 1887.

At enlistment, in Kiama, N.S.W., he was single, 29 years old, worked as a labourer and lived in Port Kembla, N.S.W.

Sydney embarked on HMAT A72 Beltana, with 30th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement, on 25th November 1916. He arrived in England on 29th January 1917, and was posted to 35th Battalion in France, on 30th July 1917.

On 12th October 1917, Sydney was wounded in action at Passchendaele, Belgium, and evacuated to hospital for treatment of a gun shot wound to his scalp, returning to his unit, on 9th February 1918. He was wounded a second time, on 4th April 1918, and was treated for a gun shot wound to his right thigh. Sydney returned to his unit on 3rd December 1918. He returned to Australia in June 1919, and was discharged on 22nd September 1919.

In 1925, Sydney married Elizabeth Mullins and they had 2 children.

Sydney died in 1943 and is buried in Rookwood Cemetery, Rookwood, N.S.W.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, BRADFORD S G

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