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JT  Tell us a little about your father's WWII service.

PB  My father was Jack Bradley of the 2/27th Battalion AIF (all 2nd AIF battalions had a 2 in front). He ended up a Sergeant, but at the stage the photo was taken he was probably still a private. His first action was in New Guinea at Shaggy Ridge.

  He later also fought in Borneo during the assault on the Balikpapan oil fields. Sadly he died when I was only a boy but I have got much closer to understanding him by talking to his former mates.

Australian 2/27th Battalion at Shaggy Ridge
Father - Jack Bradley, then a private

Father's Footsteps - Bradley at Shaggy Ridge

  Attached a picture of him on the approaches to Shaggy Ridge with one of me below in the same area. It is from the original magazine article I did about Shaggy Ridge in After the Battle #103.



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