William Crane Brady

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: April 1900
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 7442
  • Rank: Bugler
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
  • Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
  • Place of Death: Battle of the Aisne, Verneuill
  • Age at Death: 32
  • Date of Death: 17/09/1914
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: La Ferte-sous-Jourarre Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no:

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 23/06/1882
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 32 Catherine Street, Dundee
  • Occupation: Grocer
  • Mother:

    Ann Brady nee Clancy

  • Father:

    Patrick Brady

  • Siblings:

    Bridget (died in infancy)

  • Spouse:

    Isabella Cheape

  • Children:

    William born, 19.12.1900 Dundee, Albert born 22.10.1906 Edinburgh, Honoria born 12.08.1908 Fort George, Arthur born 26.08.1911 Cork, Ireland, Edwin James born 04.01.1913, Mullingar, Ireland and Margaret born 14.05.1914 Aldershot.

More about William Crane Brady

William originally enlisted with the H.L.I. in 1900 and was appointed Bugler 19 August 1901. His wife travelled with him during his army career prior to the Great War.

William Crane Brady   7442   Highland Light Infantry

BRADYKilled in action, on the 17th September, Bugler W. Brady, 2nd H.L.I., dearly beloved husband of Isabella Cheape, aged 32 years, also oldest son of Patrick Brady, and grandson of the late Mrs Clancy, 23 Mid Road. (Australian and American papers please copy.)

Dundee People’s Journal 10th October 1914

Additional information kindly supplied by Tom Reitz and William’s Granddaughter Mary Brady. Further additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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