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GEORGE BRADLEY 1887–1959

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Brother of Joseph

Born 8th August 1887, Radcliffe on Trent.

Baptised 23rd October 1887 at St Mary’s Church, Radcliffe on Trent

Married October 21st 1916 to Julia Trigg, age 23, at St Mary’s Church, Radcliffe on Trent

Son George K. born 1921

Died 1959

Radcliffe on Trent School Register

Admitted to Radcliffe on Trent school February 9th 1891

1901 Census

George was one of 12 children, one of whom died. In 1901, living on Station Terrace, Radcliffe on Trent with parents William and Harriet and siblings Bertie, 14, Hilda, 12, Tom, 10, Joseph, 6, Dorothy, 7, William, 5, Laura, 3, and Ann 1. George, age 13, was working as a gardener (not domestic).

1911 Census

George, age 23, was living at Winford Villas, Bingham Rd with his parents and nine siblings including Jack, 8, and Maggie, 6. George was working as a nurseryman gardener. House had six rooms. Father a jobbing gardener.

Military Service

No definite information on www. ancestry.co.uk: There are two George Bradleys in the Machine Gun Corps listed in the UK, WWI Service Medal and Award Rolls.

Rank: Private

Military Unit: Machine Gun Corps (source, Parish Register, marriage record).

Theatre of War: it is highly likely that George Bradley served in France and Flanders but we have no definite proof.

Medals Awarded: no definite information found. It is probable that he was entitled to the British War and Victory medal.

Pension Record Card

He was awarded a disability pension from 14th October 1919 until 6th December 1921 of less than 20%  due to Furunculosis (carbuncle); a weekly pension of 5/6p (27p).

Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Roll

Main Road, Lamcote Cottage, Radcliffe on Trent

Other information

Residence Belton Park at date of marriage. Belton Park, Belton near Grantham, was the training base for the Machine Gun Corps during the war. It is likely that George was training there at the time of his marriage in 1916.

Son George born June 1921. Three siblings died in 1918: Dorothy 9.2.1918, age 23, Laura 23.2.1918 age 20 and William 3.4.1918 age 22. It is possible that they died in the influenza epidemic.

From the 1922 Electoral Register

Address: 21 Station Terrace, Radcliffe on Trent

From the 1939 Register

Address: No.38 Council Houses, Cliff Crescent, Radcliffe on Trent

Occupation: gardener

Household: living with wife Julia

Reason for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Lived in Radcliffe on Trent.