Other names: Henry
Locations in this story: Hartgrove, Shaftesbury, DorsetSalterton, WiltshireEast Stour, Nr. Shaftesbury, DorsetChippenham, WiltshireFrance & Flanders
Story: 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. 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. His last known address, per the 1939 Register, was 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.