The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private W B Bradley


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Private William Ballard BRADLEY, G/20957, 8th Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died of wounds, 6 General Hospital, Rouen, Flanders France, 18th November 1918.

28th March 1899, born Gorleston, Norfolk, son of John & Emily Bradley. November 1918, 19 Radnor Terrace, Kings Highway, SE. June 1919, 40 Apple Avenue, Lodge Lane, Welling, Kent / 82 Apple Avenue, Lodge Lane, Welling, Kent.


1911 Census - 10 Pier Walk, Gorleston - John Bradley, head, age 51, married, general labourer, Port Commissioners, born Gorleston, Norfolk; Emily Bradley, wife, age 46, married 23 years, 3 children, 2 still alive, born Caister, Norfolk; John Bradley, son, age 19, single, grocers assistant, born Gorleston, Norfolk; William Bradley, son, age 12, school, born Gorleston, Norfolk.


Enlisted Woolwich, Kent, age 17 years 343 days, height 5ft 8 inches, weight 132lbs.  Resided 101 Plum Lane, Plumstead, Kent. Formerly grocers assistant.

Home 8th March 1917 to 30th March 1918; BEF 31st March 1918 to 18th November 1918.

8th March 1917, enlisted; 9th March 1917, to Army Reserve; 20th September 1917, mobilized & posted, 100th Training Reserve Battalion, Service No.46266; 28th June 1917 to 24th August 1917, Cambridge Hospital Aldershot; 31st March 1918, embarked, transferred from 52nd (Grad) Battalion, Training Reserve, Royal Sussex Regiment  to Regular Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment;  1st April 1918, Infantry Base Depot, transferred to 8th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 7th April 1918, joined Battalion in the Field; 3rd June 1918, 42 Casualty Clearing Station, P.U.O.; 6th June 1918, Le Treport, admitted 16 USA General Hospital, P.U.O.; 18th June 1918, Le Treport admitted 3 Convalescent Depot; 1st July 1918, Le Treport, 16 USA General Hospital; 14th July 1918, Le Treport, 3 Convalescent Depot; 28th August 1918, Le Treport, J Depot from 3 Convalescent Depot; 15th September 1918, Divisional Reception Camp; 16th September 1918, rejoined 8th Battalion on the Field; 7th November 1918, 59 Casualty Clearing Station, wounded, gun shot wound, left thigh.

19th May 1927, request from Father for Memorial Scroll.

18th August 1927, Statement of Realtives - Father, John Ballard Bradley, 29 Bells Road, Gorleston on Sea; Mother, Emily Bradley, 29 Bells Road, Gorleston on Sea.

25th January 1928, receipt from Father of memorial Scroll and requested Medals.

Buried at  St Sever Cemetery Extension, S.II.F.17., Rouen, Seine-Maritime,  France.


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