The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Lance Corporal C Bradford


Lance Corporal Christopher BRADFORD, L/9766, 2nd Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died, Mesopotamia Expeditionary Force, 6th November 1916.

Born Northfleet, Kent, son of Charles Henry & Julia Bradford, 40 York Road, Northfleet, Kent.

3rd March 1911, Gravesend, Kent enlisted in 3rd Battalion, Special Reserve, Royal West Kent Regiment, 8270, age 17, height 5ft 2 inches, weight 107½ lbs, blue eyes, brown hair. Cement works labourer. 3rd March 1911 to 19th August 1911, Special Course of Training. 30th June 1911, 3rd Class Certificate of Education. Served until 5th December 1911.

Enlisted Gravesend, Kent, age 18, height 5ft 3 inches, weight 114lbs, fresh complexion, grey eyes, brown hair, forked scar back of right thumb, scar base of index finger right hand. Brothers - William Bradford, Royal Horse Artillery, Potchefotroom, South Africa; Arthur Bradford, 1st Battalion, Rifle Brigade, Colchester, Essex; Albert Bradford, 20 Anchor Street, Bermondsey, SE; Sidney Bradford, 40 York Road, Northfleet, Kent. Formerly cement works labourer.

Home 6th December 1911 to 20th October 1913; Mesopotamia Expeditionary Force, 21st October 1913 to 31st January 1915; Indian Expeditionary Force "D", 1st February 1915 to 6th November 1916.

6th December 1911, enlisted & posted 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 13th March 1913, Dublin, having a dirty rifle on Parade, 3 days confined to Barracks; 21st March 1913 to  11th April 1913, Dublin Military Hospital, dental treatment; 18th April 1913, Dublin, obtaining a pass when ordered not to do so, 7 days confined to Barracks; 26th July 1913, Dublin, dirty when parading for GOC inspection at 1.55pm, 7 days confined to Barracks; 22nd October 1913, posted 2nd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 2nd November 1914, Jhansi; 18th February 1915, disobeying Camp DStanding Order, 5 days confined to Barracks; 23rd October 1915, Nasiriyah, appointed unpaid Lance Corporal.

31st January 1917, Death Certificate provided by Ottoman Red Crescent - 29th April 1916 at Kut-el-Amara, captured; 6th November 1916, died from dysentery, buried at Afion Kara Hissar.

2nd June 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father, Charles Henry Bradford,  age 67, 6 Rural Vale, Rosherville, Kent; Mother, Julia Bradford, age 57, Rural Vale, Rosherville, Kent; Brothers - William Thomas Bradford, age 35, 18 College Street, Northfleet; Albert John Bradford, age 24, 53 Queens Street, Haywards Heath; Sidney Horace Bradford, age 18, home address, 6 Rural Vale, Rosherville, Kent; Sisters - Harriett Victoria Goodger (widow), age 31, address unknown; Beatrice Sophia Bradford, age 22, 6 Rural Vale, Rosherville, Kent; Charlotte Julia Bradford, age 20, 6 Rural Vale, Rosherville, Kent.

Buried at Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, XXI.J.31., Iraq.

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