Sunday 2 September 2012

Private Samuel Wesley Brady

Born on 14 February 1894 in Eardley, Quebec - son of Mrs. Mary Jane Brady, Eardley, Quebec - enlistment records provide the following: trade as labourer, single, currently a member of the Governor General's Foot Guards, no previous military service, Wesleyan, height of 5 feet 6.25 inches, chest of 40 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, blue eyes, light brown hair.

Joined the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion in Ottawa, Ontario, on 8 May 1915 (number 410032) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - killed in action on 15 October 1916 - buried in Pozières British Cemetery (grave III.T.26), France.

(Updated with an image of Pte Brady's headstone I took at Pozières Cemetery in August 2012).

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,

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