Joseph Breadon was the son of Thomas and Mary Breadon. He was born on 8th November 1891. He was one of twelve children, all born in the Fivemiletown area. They were a farming family from Alderwood, Fivemiletown. Joseph Breadon emigrated to Canada. Prior to enlisting Joseph worked as a grocery clerk in Toronto. Joseph enlisted on 23rd July 1915. In October1916, Private Joseph Breadon was shot and wounded in the left leg at the Somme. Private Breadon spent many months in hospital. He endured other health issues including dental problems and developed hemorrhoids in a finger. He was discharged on 24th February 1919 at Toronto. Private Joseph Breadon died after the war of related injuries on the 10th October 1920.