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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Frederick Francis BRADY

Born 1879 in Dongara, Western Australia [15]
Son of Frederick BRADY and Mary Frances DEE [15]
Married Harriett COUSINS in Dongara in 1901 [15]
He was an employee of the Midland Railway Company, working at a number of locations along their railway line [19] [50]
Railway Labourer in Marchagee in 1906 [50]
Labourer in Carnamah 1908-1910 [15] [19]
Railway Fettler in Three Springs 1911-1916 [19]
     Played for the losing married men in a Married verses Single cricket match held in Three Springs on 4 February 1912 [9: 1-Mar-1912]
Shifted to Irwin during 1916, where he worked as a Fettler until enlisting in the A.I.F. [19] [30: item 3110625]
Enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.) in Geraldton on 17 March 1916 [30: item 3110625]
     Upon enlistment he was 5 feet 7¾ inches tall, weighed 143 pounds and had grey eyes, brown hair and a pale complexion [30]
     After training at Claremont he was on 26 June 1916 appointed to the 19 Reinforcements of the 11th Infantry Battalion [30]
     Embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia for active service abroad on the H.M.A.T. A28 Miltiades on 7 August 1916 [18]
     After further training in England proceeded on 17 December 1916 to France, where he was hospitalised four times due to illness [30]
     Private 6009 in the Australian Imperial Force's 11th Infantry Battalion in France during the First World War [30]
     From 6 April 1917 onwards in France he was attached as a Fettler to the Anzac C Light Railway [30]
     Discharged from the Australian Imperial Force on 16 March 1919; received the British War Medal and the Victory Medal [30]
Railway Fettler in Irwin 1918-1933 and in Dongara from about 1935 [19]
     In 1932 he was the owner of a Chevrolet car registered with the Irwin Road Board with license plate IR-11 [4: 12-Nov-1932]
     Attended the Fourth Annual North Midlands R.S.L. Reunion Dinner in Three Springs on Saturday 19 October 1935 [5: 25-Oct-1935]
     Resided in Dongara until his death in 1967 [2] [19]
Father of Georgina May and Frances Mary [15]
Died 1 February 1967; buried at the Midland Cemetery in the Perth suburb of Midland (Wesleyan, B, 7) [2]
Photograph taken in 1916 at Dease Studios in Perth; courtesy of the State Library of Western Australia, 108518PD [P1]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Frederick Francis Brady' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 26 August 2019 from  [ sources ]

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