Thomas Edward Brady

Nov 16, 1898

Born in Lindsay, Ontario to Peter and Margaret (nee O’Reilly) Brady


Nov 5, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion CEF in Kingston, Ontario

Ø  Number 59090 (temporary number 615)

Ø  Next of kin given as Peter Brady, father, Lindsay, Ontario

Ø  Previous occupation given as Labourer

Ø  No previous military experience given

Ø  Religion given as Roman Catholic

Ø  Posted to “E” Company

o   This was later reorganized into “C” Company

The battalion trained in the Kingston area through the winter with headquarters in the Kingston Armouries

Thomas Brady lied about his age, stating that he had been born November 17, 1896


Feb 3, 1915

Forfeited 1 day’s pay and sentenced to 5 days detention for an unspecified offence




May 6, 1915

Embarked the RMS Metagama in Montreal, Quebec



May 15, 1915

Disembarked in Devonport, England and the battalion proceeded to the West Sandling Camp, near Hythe, Kent to continue training


Jun 8, 1915

Admitted to the Infectious Hospital in Folkestone with a diagnosis that reads Diphtheria


Aug 29, 1915

Discharged to duty


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St. Seiriol in Folkestone



Sep 15, 1915

Disembarked in Boulogne, France and the battalion proceeded to St. Omer


Apr 10, 1916

Appointed to the rank of Lance Corporal with pay to replace L/Cpl DC Stewart 59914, who had been promoted


Jul 4, 1916

Promoted to the rank of Corporal to replace Cpl Crerar 59216, who had been promoted


Aug 10, 1916

While in the H & O front line trenches near Ridgewood, Belgium, Thomas Brady received shrapnel wounds to his back and was first treated in a nearby field ambulance before being transported to a casualty clearing station for further treatment


Aug 11, 1916

Transferred to the No. 3 Canadian Genera Hospital in Boulogne, France for treatment


Aug 16, 1916

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship Stad Antwerpen


On arrival in England he was admitted to the Graylingwell War Hospital in Chichester and Trench Fever was added to the diagnosis

Transferred to the CCAC (Canadian Corps Assembly Centre) for pay purposes while in hospital


Sep 15, 1916

Transferred to the Canadian Convalescent Hospital in Woodcote Park, Epsom


Oct 20, 1916

Discharged from hospital and reported to the Canadian Corps Assembly Centre in Shoreham


Oct 24, 1916

Attached to the 1st Canadian Corps Training Battalion and posted to the Reinforcing Depot in Shoreham


Dec 4, 1916

Joined the 1st Canadian Corps Training Battalion in Hastings


Feb 15, 1917

Transferred to the newly formed 6th Reserve Battalion in East Sandling.  Shortly after the formation of the battalion it moved to Seaford to train reinforcements for the front


Apr 5, 1917

Transferred to the EORD (Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot) in Seaford


Apr 12, 1917

Transferred to the CFC (Canadian Forestry Corps) Depot in Sunningdale


Apr 27, 1917

Reverted to the rank of Private and transferred to the 34th Company Canadian Forestry Corps in France


May 5, 1917

Appointed to the rank of Acting Corporal with pay


Dec 30, 1917

Granted 10 days leave to Paris


Jan 9, 1918

Rejoined the 34th Company from leave


Jan 21, 1918

Reverted to the rank of Private at his own request


Feb 2, 1918

Forfeited 1 day’s pay for being absent from 7 am to 6 pm


Mar 22, 1918

Appointed to the rank of Acting Sergeant with pay


Apr 1, 1918

Promoted to the rank of Sergeant


Jun 16, 1918

Reverted to the rank of Private at his own request


Sep 28, 1918

Granted 14 days leave to England


Oct 5, 1918

Admitted to the 2nd Scottish General Hospital in Edinburgh with a diagnosis that reads Lobar Pneumonia and placed in the adjacent USA Navy Base Hospital No. 3 in Seafield, Scotland


Oct 8, 1918

Private Thomas Edward Brady died of Pneumonia in hospital and was buried in the Seafield Cemetery, Leith, Scotland


On the left is the original cross erected by hospital staff the marker
on the right is the one installed by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
Note the error in his age




Following his death, the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal and Memorial Cross were sent to his mother, Mrs. Peter Brady at 47 Huron St., Lindsay, Ontario

The Plaque (Dead Man’s Penny) and Scroll were sent to his father, Peter Brady, at the same address


Thomas Edward Brady in honoured on the War Memorial in Lindsay, Ontario

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