BRADLEY, Jack Keith

Service Number: 289
Rank: Not known
Enlistment Unit: 12 Battalion
Transferred Unit: Not applicable
Date of Enlistment: 20 August 1914
Enlistment Age: 19 Years 2 months
Fate of person: Killed in action

Biographical Details

Jack Bradley was killed at the top of Shrapnel Gully in the first wave of troops landing at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915. Due to the horror and confusion surrounding the campaign, Jack's death was not confirmed until the end of the year and his few personal effects were not returned to his father until 1920. Jack had been a tailor in Launceston and had lived at 89 Cameron Street. He had been in the army cadets for five years before enlisting in the 12th Battalion at Brighton on 20 August 1914 and embarking on the Geelong for Egypt two months later. He was stationed at Mena Camp just outside Cairo where he did most of his training. He was less than twenty years old.

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