Project Description

JOSEPH BRADLEY 1892–1953

J-Bradley-ed

Brother of George

Born 21st July 1892 in Radcliffe on Trent

Baptised 2nd October 1892 at St Mary’s Church, Radcliffe on Trent

Married August 27th 1921 to Ada Hardy, age 25, at St Mary’s Church, Radcliffe on Trent. Children: Dorothy M. (born 1922)

Died 1953

1901 Census

Living on Station Terrace, Radcliffe on Trent, with father William, a domestic gardener, mother Harriet and his siblings Bertie 14, Hilda 12, Tom 10, Joseph 6, Dorothy 7, William 5, Laura 3, and Ann 1. Joseph was one of 12 children, one of whom died. Joseph was at school.

1911 Census

Father a jobbing gardener. Living at Winford Villas, Bingham Road (6 rooms) with his parents and nine siblings. Working as a domestic groom.

Military Service

Rank: Bombardier, previously Gunner

Service Number: L7861

Military Unit: Royal Field Artillery, 117th (Howitzer) Brigade, 26th Division

Theatre of War: France and Flanders

Attestation: 20th February 1915

Age 22 years 7 months, height 5ft 5¾ins, chest 35ins

Occupation: groom

Next of kin: father, William Bradley, Bingham Road

20.2.15: Posted, Gunner

1.6.18: Paid Lance Bombardier

18.9.18: Promoted Bombardier

10.4.19: To Dispersal Centre, Clipstone

Medals Awarded: British War and Victory

Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register

Main Road, Radcliffe on Trent

Other information

His service record is torn and incomplete therefore hard to establish details.

Occupation on marriage certificate: gardener
Three siblings died in 1918: Dorothy 9.2.1918, age 23, Laura Bradley 23.2.1918 age 20, William Bradley 3.4.1918 age 22. It is possible they were victims of the influenza epidemic.

From the 1922 Electoral Register

Address: Bingham Road

Living with parents, William and Harriett

From the 1939 Register

Address: 67 Vale Road, Carlton, Nottingham

Occupation: Gardener

Household: wife Ada born 19.10.1895, daughter Dorothy, shorthand typist. Dorothy’s married name Tavner

Reason for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Lived in Radcliffe on Trent.