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.
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