Other names: Bertie John
Locations in this story: Kit Hill, Near Guy's Marsh, ShaftesburyFranceCalais Southern Cemetery, Nord Pas de Calais, FranceLurmer Street, Fontmell Magna, DorsetSt. James's Church, ShaftesburyKensal Rise, LondonShepherds Bush, MiddlesexBritish General Hospital, Calais, France
Story: Bertie John Bradley was born in 1895 at Kit Hill, Near Guy's Marsh, Shaftesbury and baptised at St. James's Church, Shaftesbury on 19th May, 1895.. He was the son of Albert Bradley, a horseman on a farm, and Fanny Elizabeth Bradley (nee Sharpe). At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, working as a Milk Carrier and living at 21 Lurmer Street, Fontmell Magna. Between then and his enlistment, he had moved to Kensal Rise, London, where he was still employed as a milk carrier. He enlisted at Shepherds Bush, Middlesex, on the 6th July, 1915, as a Private in the 17th Battalion of the Middlesex Regiment (Service No. F/561). He served in France and was awarded the Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals. He was wounded in action on 30th January, 1916, and died of his wounds at the British General Hospital, Calais, France, on 27th February, 1916. He was buried at Calais Southern Cemetery, Nord Pas de Calais, France (grave id. Plot B. Row 3. Grave 17). He is remembered on the Fontmell Magna War Memorial, Shaftesbury.