JOSEPH BRADLEY 1892–1953
Photograph from the Cutler Collection Radcliffe on Trent Parish Council
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)
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.
Father a jobbing gardener. Living at Winford Villas, Bingham Road (6 rooms) with his parents and nine siblings. Working as a domestic groom.
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
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
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
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.