Canadian Virtual War Memorial

William Sampson Brady

In memory of:

Corporal William Sampson Brady

February 27, 1900

Paardeberg, South Africa

Military Service


Service Number:

7463

Age:

26

Force:

Army

Unit:

The Royal Canadian Regiment

Division:

No. 6 Coy. 43rd Battalion

Additional Information


Born:

January 1, 1874
Russell, Ontario

Son of John Morton and Charlotte G. Brady of Ottawa, Ontario. Brother of George, Ruby, Minne, John, Amy and Kathleen. Corporal Brady, killed while a member of No. 6 Company. 43rd Battalion,Ottawa and Carleton Rifles. For several years he had been a sergeant in that company and was a thorough soldier, and good rifle shot. His brother, George Morton Brady was employed in No. 8 Fire Station. Corporal Brady acquired his trade in Ottawa and has lived in this city for the greater part of his life. For a couple of months previous to enlisting he was employed in Montreal and was at the depot when the train bearing the Ottawa company passed through. Many of his old comrades were on board and he could not resist the temptation to enlist.

Commemorated on Page 5 of the South African War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

VENDUSIEDRIFT GARDEN OF REMEMBRANCE (PAARDEBERG)
South Africa

Grave Reference:

N/A

Location:

Located 9.1 km from the Paardeberg Museum. Follow the dirt road and turn right at the Cannon sign, travel 600 m then turn right and travel a further 200 m.

Digital Collection

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  • Memorial
  • Letter p.1
  • Letter p.2
  • Letter p.3
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Toronto Star for 1 March 1900.
  • Monument– Inscription to the memory of William Sampson Brady on the family grave marker in Beechwood Cemetery, Ottawa, Ontario
  • Monument– A bronze statue and stone shaft in Confederation Park, 123 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, ON is a monument to the Ottawa volunteers who died in the South African War. Made by the sculptor, Hamilton MacCarthy, it was installed here in 1969, after several moves. Its original location was near the old City Hall which used to stand on Elgin Street. Some believe that the model for the soldier was the sculptor's son, Coeur de Lion MacCarthy, who made many of the carvings for the Centre Block. Other works by the father include the Champlain monument at Nepean Point and that of Ottawa mayor, Samuel Bingham, in Notre-Dame Cemetery in Vanier.
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[upper plaque/plaque du haut] 
ERECTED BY 30,000 CHILDREN OF OTTAWA AND ADJOINING COUNTIES IN MEMORY OF 
TPTR. G. BRADLEY
DR. R. BRADLEY
GR. E. PIGOTT
CPL. W.S. BRADY
PTE. O.T. BURNS
PTE. H. COTTON
CPL. C. THOMAS
PTE. E. DESLAURIERS
PTE. W.A. HULL
PTE. Z.R.E. LEWIS
PTE. F.J. LIVING
PTE. E. MCINTOSH
PTE. W.H.J. ROSS
WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN WAR 1900 - 1901 
[lower plaque/plaque du bas] 
http://www.cmp-cpm.forces.gc.ca/dhh-dhp/nic-inm/sm-rm/mdsr-rdr-eng.asp?PID=753
Photo Credit: Will Thompson; Hellmut Shade

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