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451976   Private Joseph Breadon
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 08/01/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 58th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Canadian Army)
Date Of Birth: 08/11/1891
Died: 10/10/1920 (Home)
Age: 28
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.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Toronto St John Norway Cemetery
  Toronto, Ontario, 34
Grave Ref: Range 2. Sec. 8. Lot 3.
CWGC Casualty 426356
The cemetery is located in the East end of Toronto on the corner of Kingston Road (highway 2) and Woodbine Avenue. The Cemetery is very visible, and the main entrance is off Kingston Road.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Fivemiletown War Memorial WW1 - Panel 2 Fivemiletown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Fivemiletown War Dead Book 80
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Breadon family Lists Joseph as age 9 living with the family at house 11 in Alderwood, Fivemiletown, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Breadon family Lists Joseph as age 19 living with the family at house 1 in Alderwood, Fivemiletown, Tyrone
3 Canadian Great War Project Details of Private Joseph Breadon
4 Canadian Virtual War Memorial Details of Joseph Breadon including grave photo
5 Joseph Breadon Attestation Papers Canadian Military documents (82 no.)
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023