Matthew Smith Brady

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment:
  • Service no: S/10129
  • Rank: Private
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  • Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders
  • Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 25
  • Date of Death: 08.10.1915
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Sp. Mem. 1.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Buckhaven, Fife
  • Address: 31 Hawkhill, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Georgina Brady, 52 Barrie St, Methil

  • Father:

    Terrance Brady, 52 Barrie St, Methil

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More about Matthew Smith Brady

Matthew S. Brady   S/10129   Seaforth Highlanders


Mr Terence Brady, Buckhaven, has been notified by the War Office that his son Private Matthew Brady, 1st Seaforth Highlanders was killed in action on the 8th Oct, in France.  He was 25 years of age, and had previously served as a regular in the R.F.A.   Shortly after the outbreak of war he re-enlisted in the Royal Engineers, and was later transferred to the Seaforths.

Dundee Courier 5th November 1915

Letters from comrades of Private Matthew S. Brady, 1st Seaforth Highlanders, tell that he had a sad fate while acting as sentry.  One of his friends was speaking to him a moment before, and turned to go further along the trench. A shell burst near, and returning to his friend, the soldier found that poor Matthew Brady had been struck with almost the full force of the explosion.  Private Brady was about 25 years of age, and was formerly in the R.F.A.  He was the son of Mr and Mrs Brady, David Street Buckhaven, and formerly of Dundee.

Dundee People’s Journal 6th November 1915

BRADY___Killed in Action on 8th October, Private Matthew S. Brady, of the 1st Seaforth Highlanders, aged 25 years.

Inserted by his cousin, Mrs Ireland, 125 Rosebery Street Lochee.

Dundee People’s Journal 30th October 1915

Information supplied by Gary Thomson, additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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