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James Brady

Rank: Private 1st Class
Street: 26 East 36 Street
Townland: Manhattan, New York City
Town/Village: Manhattan, New York City
Civil Parish: Mostrim
Catholic Parish: Mostrim
Country: United States
Alternative Address: Cam, Edgeworthstown, Co. Longford; 225 East 90th St. NYC; 448 51st St., Brooklyn, NY
Census 1901: Residing with his family at Cam
Census 1911: Residing with his family at Cam
Regiment/Unit: US Army, 208TH Military Police Company; "L" Company, 2nd Pioneers Infantry; "L" Coy., 52nd Pioneers Infantry
Regiment Number: 3189000
Date of Death: 10-08-1975
Cause: Natural causes
Memorial: Edgeworthstown

James was born in the townland of Cam, near Edgeworthstown, on or around the 6 Dec 1892*. James was one of nine children, six of whom survived into adulthood. He later emigrated to New York City, arriving on Oct/Nov 1914 on the RMS Cedric, staying with a relative C. Brady in New York; he may have travelled with a relative, Thomas Doyle, as they both gave the same NYC address. James became a US citizen c.1917.

James was conscripted into the US Army in May 1918. He departed from Newport News, Virginia, on the USS Zeelandia for overseas service in France, and from the 25 July 1918, was deployed at (Dijon) Cóte d'Or, where he was attached to the 2nd Pioneers Infantry, L Company, before later being transferred to the 208th MP Coy. James served overseas for approximately one year, and returned on the USS Santa Paula in July 1919. 

Parents Names: Son of John Brady and Mary (née Doyle), Cam, Edgeworthstown
Notes: *James gave his date of birth as 26 March 1891 on enlistment in the US Army, however, the date of the 24 December 1893 was included in his naturalisation- documents and the US WW1 Draft. Changing one's age on emigration was not uncommon.

Link to Civil Record of Births entry (please ensure web address ends in .pdf); NYC WW1 Military cards, (, a subscription site) Embarkation list, 30 Jun 1918 (; Detachment Morning list, 26 July 1918 (; embarkation list, return to USA, 19 Jun 1919 (; link to 1923 passport application (, a paid site)

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