The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Trooper John Bradney|
Ancestor's Name: John Bradney
Ancestor's date of birth: 01/06/1874
Ancestor's date of death: 02/04/1917
Cause of Death: Killed in Action World War One
Service and Life Before the Boer War: Described as a teamster on enlistment from Malabo near Wagga, born at Gunderoo area NSW.
Service Number: 157
Colony or State of enlistment: NSW, Place of Enlistment: Wagga
Unit: Carington Contingent 3NSWIB
Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: 01/03/1902
Highest Rank attained (if served after war): PTE, Date Effective: 09/03/1916
Murray Page: 148
Contingent: Sixth New South Wales
Ship: SS Manhattan, Date of Sailing: 02/04/1902
Memorial details: No known grave, panel 161 AWM, Canberra and Australian National Memorial Villers-Bretonneux
Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Transvaal and South Africa 1902 clasps
Personal Characteristics: A good son and brother to his siblings, guardian to his nephew
Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided.
Details of service in war: Murray records his name as Brading. He was one of 200 reinforcements raised in the NSW Riverina by J S Horsfall (Carington's father-in-Law) departed with the 3rd ACH on the 'Manhattan' 2 April 1902 under the command of Maj H H Browne. Saw brief service in west Transvaal under Ian Hamilton
Service and life after the Boer War: In 1907 he received a Soldier Settlement Grant 1907.33 to purchase Gobbagombalin farm no 150 in the Parish of Cottee near Coolamon. He enlisted in the AIF in 1916 5th Reinforcements of the 56th Battalion as no 2376 Pte in A Coy of that unit. He was killed in Action in France on 2 April 1917 during an attack in the vicinity of Louverval. His body was never recovered.
Name of Descendant: Norma Staber, Charmhaven NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Niece