Edward Bradley

First Name: 
Edward
Last Name: 
Bradley
Mother's Name: 
Isabella (nee Chilby)
Father's Name: 
Edward Bradley
Date Enlisted: 
Saturday, October 16, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
Field Artillery
Service: 
Artillery
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Monday, July 3, 1916
Place of Death: 
France
Cause of Death: 
Killed in action
Details: 

Private Edward Bradley (Service no. 9882) was born in Thirroul circa 1894 and at the time of enlistment was a single 22 year old miner. He embarked on HMAT A35 Berrima on 17th December, 1915 with the 1st Field Artillery Brigade, 13th Reinforcements.

After arriving in Egypt he was transferred to 1st Division Ammunition Column and saw service on the Western Front. These soldiers had a particularly dangerous job taking ammunition to the front line troops. They had to drive horse wagons through shell fire and handle live ammunition. It was while engaged in these duties that Edward was killed on 3rd July, 1916 in the Fleurbaix, France Battle of Fromelles. He was 23 years old. 

Edward is buried in Rue-Petillon Cemetery Plot 1, Row J, Grave 29.

His brother Thomas Bradley (Service no. 2579) also served.

 

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, BRADLEY E

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