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Photos of the Four Bradford Brothers

Pic of all 4 brothers sitting on park bench

All four brothers relaxing together in "civvies" on a park bench

Colour photo of the four Bradford brothers in uniform

The Battling Bradfords of Witton Park County Durham

BOOK about the Bradfords:-

There is a book (author not known) currently being advertised online by "Ray Westlake - Military Books" of 53 Claremont, Malpas, Newport, Gwent, NP9 6PL - Telephone: 01633 854135 - Fax: 01633 821860 and it is listed under "FIRST WORLD WAR BOOKS"

LINK to Ray Westlake's "Military Books" site

Their catalogue describes the book as follows:-
BRIGADIER-GENERAL R.B. BRADFORD, VC, MC AND HIS BROTHERS. Roland Boys Bradford won the VC with 9th Durham Light Infantry (age 25) and was killed in France on 30th November, 1917. His brother, Lieutenant-Commander George Nicholson Bradford, RN, was also killed and won the VC during the action on the Mole, Zeebrugge, 23rd April, 1918. A third brother, James (D.L.I) received the MC. 154 pages. 17.95 - OUR PRICE - 11.95. Order No. B648

The book was still available as of 20th September 2000.

[N.B. This website has no connection of any sort with Ray Westlake or his Military Books and receives no financial advantage from the sale of the above-mentioned book!!!]

Pic of 4 individual photos in uniform

The composite photograph above appeared in one of the national newspapers in 1918. The small text beneath the photograph reads as follows:-
The V.C. posthumously awarded to Lt.-Cmdr George N Bradford, R.N., for gallantry at Zeebrugge, creates a remarkable family record ---- the first instance of two brothers earning the coveted honour. Of four brothers who won five honours between them, three have fallen in action.

Butte-de-Warlencourt Page

Summary page about all four brothers

Summary details and short biography of Roland Bradford by Malcolm McGregor

Durham Light Infantry Museum and Roland Bradford

Mention of Roland Bradford in Brigadier Young's Book on Rommel

List of V Cs awarded at the Battles of the Somme

Roland B. Bradford:- Details from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

Click here for page of Tribute Letters about Roland Bradford

Click here to see page with details of Memorials & Plaques in Roland's memory

Click here for Roland's Address to his New Troops fresh out from England

George N. Bradford:- Details from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

James B. Bradford:- Details from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

Thomas A. Bradford:- Details and photographs from the family

Amy Isabelle Bradford - the younger schoolgirl sister

The Bradford Brothers' Memorial Plaque at Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College in Darlington, County Durham

The Bradford Roots

LINK to Albert McKenzie and the other Zeebrugge V.C.'s

LINK to Mike Chapman's Victoria Cross Reference

LINK to British Light Infantry Regiments' site

LINK to the Durham Light Infantry site

LINK to D. L. I. Museum website

LINK to The War Graves Commission


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