Henry Bradley

Surname: Bradley
Other names: Henry
Other people in this story:
Thomas Bradley
Sarah Ann Bradley (nee Rose)
Minnie Ida Ethel Bradley née Wadham
Jesse Bradley
Locations in this story:
Hartgrove, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Salterton, Wiltshire
East Stour, Nr. Shaftesbury, Dorset
Chippenham, Wiltshire
France & Flanders

Henry Bradley was born at Hartgrove, near Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 8th October 1887, the son of Thomas Bradley and Sarah Ann Bradley (nee Rose)  He enlisted on 8th April 1917 and joined the Royal Engineers becoming, in due time, a Lance Corporal.  (Service Nos. 226284 and WR/22327).  During his time he was attached to the 312 and later 319 Road Construction Company serving in France and Flanders from 22 Feb 1917.  He was demobilized on 13th December 1919 and was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.  He married Minnie Ida Ethel Wadham on 22nd April 1920 at East Stour, Nr. Shaftesbury, Dorset, and they went on to have two children.  The 1921 census shows him living in New Lane, East Stour, Dorset, working as a General Farm Labourer. By the 1939 Register, he had moved to 4 Salterton Farm Cottages, Salterton, Wiltshire, where he was employed as an Agricultural Labourer.  Henry died on 9th August 1963 at St. Andrews Hospital, Chippenham, Wiltshire.  Henry's brother, Jesse Bradley, also served in the conflict. Source: Based on original research by Ken Baxter.  


Links to related web content / sources:
The National Archives
Jesse Bradley