Great War Dundee
This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 22826
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
- Unit/Ship: 11th Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 21
- Date of Death: 14.07.1916
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Pier & Face 6D & 7D
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 75 Brook Street, Dundee
Mary Ann Brady, 75 Brook St, Dundee
Thomas Brady, 75 Brook St, Dundee
More about John Brady
John has no known grave but is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial.
STORMED TRENCHES AND DROVE OUT GERMANS. “MAGNIFICENT CONDUCT DESERVES PRAISE.”
In connection with the death of Private John Brady, Royal Scots, eldest son of Mr Thomas Brady, 75 Brook Street, Dundee, an officer wrote to his parents:— “How magnificently he and so many others stormed the trenches and drove out the Germans deserves the highest praise. You will be pleased to know that your son died doing his duty to the last. His loss will be keenly felt, as he was a great favourite in the company.”
Private Brady, who was 21 years of age, was shot by a sniper when between the first and second German lines. He joined the forces in the early months of last year, and had been at the front since August.
A brother, Private James Brady, who is 18 years of age, is in the Cyclist Battalion.
Dundee Courier 10 August 1916
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