Robert James Bradshaw

First Name: 
Robert
Middle Name: 
James
Last Name: 
Bradshaw
Mother's Name: 
Mary Jane Bradshaw nee Bedford
Father's Name: 
James Bradshaw
Date Enlisted: 
Tuesday, October 31, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
18th Battalion
Company: 
D
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Saturday, October 5, 1918
Place of Death: 
France
Cause of Death: 
Wounds incurred in action
Details: 

Robert Bradshaw (Service No 6284) was born in Sydney in 1895.

At enlistment Robert was single, 21 years old, worked as a horse driver and lived at the Otford Railway Camp.  He embarked from Sydney on HMAT A29 Suevic with 18th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement on 11th November 1916.

He was admitted to hospital in Capetown, South Africa suffering from measles, and finally arrived in England on 18th February 1917.

He joined 18th Battalion, D Company in France on 9th May 1917. While fighting in the Passchendaele area Robert was wounded on 9th October 1917 and evacuated to hospital for treatment of gun shot wounds to his thigh, legs, face and abdomen.  He returned to his unit on 7th February 1918.

Robert was wounded a second time on 23rd July 1918 when he was gassed; he returned to his unit on 6th September 1918.

Robert was wounded a third time on 3rd October 1918 in another gas attack and admitted to a casualty clearing station.  He died of gas poisoning on 5th October and is buried in Tincourt New British Cemetery, France: Plot VI, Row F, Grave 32.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, BRADSHAW R J

Add new comment

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
To prevent automated spam submissions leave this field empty.