Thomas Edward BRADY

Thomas Edward BRADY

Male 1884 - 1925  (40 years)  Submit Photo / DocumentSubmit Photo / Document    Has 88 ancestors and 29 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Thomas Edward BRADY  [1
    Relationshipwith Rodney VOJVODICH
    Birth Record 1884  Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    #25450 
    Born 22 Aug 1884  Dongara, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1911  North Baandee, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1916 
    Farmer 
    Military Service Between 3 May 1916 and Sep 1919  [2, 3
    World War 1 - #5810 - Private - 28th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement - Signalman 
    Travel 13 Oct 1916  Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Per "Suffolk" - Private 28 Infantry Battalion - 9 to 18 Reinforcements 
    Newspaper Article 30 Sep 1919  [5
    Newspaper Article 30 Sep 1919  [6
    Buried 1925  Cemetery, Karrakatta, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • ANGLICAN-MA-0080 KB00030895
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    Died 3 Feb 1925  Perth, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cause: War Wound 
    Newspaper Article 5 Feb 1925  [7
    Newspaper Article 5 Feb 1925  [8
    Newspaper Article 6 Feb 1925  [9
    Newspaper Article 10 Feb 1925  [10
    Newspaper Article 3 Feb 1926  [11
    Newspaper Article 29 Jan 1928  [12
    Memorial 2013  Cemetery, Karrakatta, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Garden of Remembrance - Wall: 37 Row: B 
    Blog 31 Mar 2013 
    BLOG - Thriller – Saving Graves – WA 
    Certificate of Military Have Service Record 
    Person ID I628  MyBradyTree | BRADY, Descendant of Convict John BRADY , NJM, JGT, LMB, SAB, RB, SCB, WB, CMS, P2, FB, Descendant of Alexander BRADY, KMS
    Last Modified 20 Aug 2019 

    Father Ancestors Frederick BRADY,   b. 1833, St Pancras, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1886, Perth, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Mother Ancestors Mary Frances DEE,   b. 6 Dec 1857, Perth, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1921, Irwin, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 29 Sep 1876  Dongara, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • School Room
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    Certificate of Marriage
    Certificate of Marriage Have 
    Reference Number #4153 
    Children 5 children 
    Family ID F214  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ancestors Rosetta Isobel GARCIA,   b. 31 Jan 1899, Perth, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1959, East Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 1921  Perth, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Reference Number #752 
    Children 
    +1. Frederick BRADY,   b. 8 Oct 1921, Kellerberrin, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1989, Waroona, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     2. Thomas BRADY,   b. 31 Mar 1925, Kellerberrin, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1990, Wilson, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    Last Modified 20 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F13210  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBirth Record - #25450 - 1884 - Western Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Aug 1884 - Dongara, Western Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1911 - North Baandee, Western Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTravel - Per "Suffolk" - Private 28 Infantry Battalion - 9 to 18 Reinforcements - 13 Oct 1916 - Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1921 - Perth, Western Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 1925 - Cemetery, Karrakatta, Western Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: War Wound - 3 Feb 1925 - Perth, Western Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMemorial - Garden of Remembrance - Wall: 37 Row: B - 2013 - Cemetery, Karrakatta, Western Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
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    Thomas Edward BRADY Frederick BRADY Rosetta Isobel BRADY (nee GARCIA)

    Headstones
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    BRADY-ThomasE1884-DE002
    BRADY-ThomasE1884-DE002
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    Plot: ANGLICAN-MA-0080
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    Plot: Western Australia Garden of Remembrance
    Area: Garden Wall: 37 Row: B

  • Notes 
    • Age at embarkation 28 Next of kin Friend, Mrs Jessie Garcia, Rosedale Farm, North Baandee, Western Australia Enlistment Date 14 April 1916 Date of Enlistment from Nominal Roll 3 May 1916 Rank on enlistment Private. AWM Embarkation Roll number 23/45/3 Embarkation details Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 13 October 1916 Rank from Nominal Roll Private Unit from Nominal Roll 28th Battalion Fate Returned to Australia 3 September 1919
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      Tom Brady

      Tom Brady was brought up in an orphanage, now Swanleigh, in Upper Swan. He started a farm, "Rosedale" at North Baandee, which is north of Kellerberrin. Tom enlisted on April 14 1916. His brothers Frederick and Harry were also in the First AIF. Tom wrote on his application that the reason his parents had not consented to his application was "Death of Parents". This was interesting because he was over 21 and didn't have to have their signatures and that his mother was still alive. He was disaffected from his mother and her second husband. Tom had a boomerang shaped 5cm scar on his left shin. According to his army records he was born in 1888. He made out his army allotment (part pay) to his friend Rosetta Garcia. Neither Tom nor his brother Harry made out their allotment to their mother.

      Tom's Regimental number was 5810 and he was a member of the Church of England. Tom was a small man he only weighed 52 kilograms and was 168cm tall. He was 28 on embarkation from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 13th October 1916. His rank was Private and his unit name was the 28th Battalion, 16th Reinforcements.

      For many of the major battles of 1917 the 28th found itself in supporting roles. Tom wouldn't be around to see the 28th's last actions of the war which were fought as part of the effort to break through the Beaurevoir Line in the first week of October 1918, a month before the end of the war

      On December 22nd 1916 Tom preceded overseas to France per "S.S. Princess Clementine" from Folkestone, Kent, England - three days before Christmas.

      On May 3rd 1917 Tom was wounded in action. He was shot in the arm during the Battle of Bullecourt. Although the locality was of little or no strategic importance, the actions were nevertheless extremely costly: AIF casualties totalled 7,482 from three Australian Divisions. The battle left a very sour taste in the mouths of all levels of Australian forces. They now believed they not only had to overcome very resilient German forces but also the short comings of the British High Command. Tom Spent 30 days in Ontario Military Hospital, Orpington, Kent, before transferring to Dartford Hospital for another four days.

      Tom was patched up and on July 31st 1917 he re-joined his unit in France



      On September 20th 1917 Tom was wounded in action in the battle of Polygon Wood, Belgium He received a gunshot wound to his right leg. On September 22nd 1917 he was transported to England. Tom was patched up and on July 17th 1918 he returned to his battalion. Rosetta Garcia received a telegram at North Baandee informing her of Tom's injuries.

      On the 8th of August the Battle for Amiens commenced when a combined Australian, British and Canadian forced attacked the Germans eastwards from Villers-Bretonneux. The offensive broke the German line so thoroughly that most of their field artillery was overrun and captured.

      Tom was Absent without Leave on August 11th 1918 for 13 hours and he was sent to prison for 28 days. He spent those 13 hours contemplating his future.

      He did not spend the full time in prison because on September 17th 1918 he was charged with desertion on or about the 29th of August 1918.

      Tom was sent to Field Court Martial. He pleaded not guilty but was never allowed to give evidence at his trial and was not represented.

      The first witness for the prosecution was Lt. A Emery 28th Battalion,
      "I remember 27/8/18 the battalion was at Busy. Accused is a member of A Company in my platoon. There was a company parade on the 27/8/18. I know accused was present I was there in charge of my platoon. The C.S.M. warned all the company for the line. He said we were moving off about 6 p.m. On the morning of the 29/8/18 we were in a camp push past Cappy. At 5 a.m. I called the platoon together - accused was there. I explained the intended operation. At 5.30 a.m. the company fell in and accused was detailed to act as a scout for the platoon. Got to the jumping off point about 7 a.m. and accused and other scouts (sic) was put forward about 150 yards and we moved off about 7.15 a.m. That was the last I saw of him. We reached our objective about 10.10 a.m. We had a muster and accused was missing - this was about 11.30 a.m. He had no permission to be away. He was not a casualty."
      The second witness was Capt Pugh 28th Battalion, "On 3/9/18 I was OIC of the 28th. At 10.00 a.m. that day I saw accused. He had reported earlier that morning. He surrendered himself as having been absent from the line."
      On the 17th of September 1918 Thomas was found guilty of desertion when on active service. He was sentenced to two year's incarceration with hard labour. His allotment of 3/ (30c) was cancelled. Rosetta Garcia found out when payment stopped going into her allotment book.

      According to Tom's military records he suffered from trench fever. Trench fever is a moderately serious disease transmitted by body lice. It infected armies in Flanders, France, Poland, Galicia, Italy, Salonika, Macedonia, Mesopotamia, and Egypt in World War From 1915 to 1918 between one-fifth and one-third of all British troops reported ill had trench fever while about one-fifth of ill German and Austrian troops had the disease.

      This was almost universal in the front lines, infestation of the officers and men ran at about 97%. Lice carried the organism that caused trench fever and the very high infestation rate explains why this disease was so common. It is one of the mysteries of the war that the more serious disease of typhus, also carried by lice, was so rare, typhus was prevalent in the Middle East but occurred, in France, only in the few Australians who had been infected before leaving Egypt.

      Tom's sentence was suspended on July 21 1919

      On October 7th 1919 Tom returned to Australia on the "Barambah" with an unhealed circumcision wound and neurasthenia, which was characterised by general lassitude, irritability, lack of concentration, worry, and hypochondria. Tom also had gastritis. He was considered as being 25% of full capacity i.e., of the capacity he had on enrolment. His medical report read;

      "Private feels shaky and is very nervous, constipated and indigestion at times- some loss of memory, slight headache, sleeps badly tremor present. Tongue furred bowels irregular. Medical records stated he was "quiescent" which means motionless, inert, silent or dormant. Tom, despite his conviction for desertion, was awarded the "Pip, Squeak and Wilfred", (common names for the Star, British War medal and Victory medals which all returning soldiers received). His brothers received the same medals. Tom married Rosetta Garcia in 1921 he died on 3rd February 1925, aged 38.Tom had two sons, Frederick and Thomas. As far as I know they had little to do with the rest of the family. Frederick died at Waroona and Thomas at Wilson.

      Written by Norm Miller for Remembrance Day 2011 for inclusion in the family tree.
      Norm: "I always think of Tom on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month"

  • Reference  Darryl Brady. (2019, August 21). Thomas Edward BRADY. Brady Family Tree in Western Australia. Retrieved from https://www.bradyfamilytree.org/genealogy/getperson.php?personID=I628&tree=BRADY2008

  • Sources 
    1. [S628] stawell-at-iinet.com.au. Norman John Miller. Date: First Contact Jan 2001;. Information and Pictures Submitted by Norman John Miller.

    2. [S915] The AIF Project. Location: http://www.aif.adfa.edu.au:8080/index.html;. http://www.aif.adfa.edu.au:8080/showPerson?pid=30448.

    3. [S613] National Archives of Australia. ## Service Record Available Online at http://www.naa.gov.au ##.

    4. [S914] Roll of Honour. Australian War Memorial. Location: http://www.awm.gov.au;. First World War Embarkation Roll - Thomas Brady http://www.awm.gov.au/research/people/nominal_rolls/first_world_war_embarkation/person.asp?p=218880.

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    13. [S1064] Department of Veterans' Affairs. Location: http://www.dva.gov.au/;. Department of Veterans' Affairs http://www.dva.gov.au/commemsoawg/commemoration/viewCommemoration.html?commemorationId=NTkzNDgy.


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