Patrick BRADY #50271

Indigenous Australian, Patrick BRADY, 11th Light Horse Regiment.

Aged just 19 and 5ft 11in tall, Patrick was one of several Aboriginal servicemen who formed part of the 1st Queensland Reinforcements Egypt, the others were:

Wiltshire11th Light Horse Regiment

Brady was admitted to hospital with fever in December 1918 but returned to serve with his regiment until the end of the war. Troops from the Light Horse Regiments were used to maintain civil order during the Egyptian uprising in March 1919.

Trooper Brady returned to Australia on board HMAT 'Morvada' in July 1919 and later became known as a 'rough rider' or 'buck jumper' competing in carnivals with the best of the time.

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Marg Powell & Des Crump

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