|Birth: ||Feb. 22, 1892|
County Durham, England
|Death: ||Nov. 30, 1917, France|
WWI recipient of the Victoria Cross, the United Kingdom's highest award for valor. He was a Brigadier-General, the youngest General in WWI. He was one of four brothers who served, three of whom fell, another also won the VC-the only set of brothers to be awarded this honour in the Great War.
An extract from "The London Gazette," dated the 24th Nov., 1916, records the following:-"For most conspicuous bravery and good leadership in attack, whereby he saved the situation on the right flank of his Brigade and of the Division. Lieutenant-Colonel Bradford''s Battalion was in support. A leading Battalion having suffered very severe casualties, and the Commander wounded, its flank became dangerously exposed at close quarters to the enemy. Raked by machine-gun fire, the situation of the Battalion was critical. At the request of the wounded Commander, Lieutenant-Colonel Bradford asked permission to command the exposed Battalion in addition to his own. Permission granted, he at once proceeded to the foremost lines. By his fearless energy under fire of all description, and his skilful leadership of the two Battalions, regardless of all danger, he succeeded in rallying the attack, captured and defended the objective, and so secured the flank."
Hermies British Cemetery
Departement du Pas-de-Calais
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