Richard John Bradley

Aug 28, 1876

Born in Shoeburyness, Essex, England


Aug 24, 1904

Married to Ellen (Nell) Kennedy in Southall, England




Mar 17, 1912

Embarked the SS Hesperian in Liverpool with his wife and 2 children



Mar 26, 1912

Disembarked in Halifax, Nova Scotia


Nov 6, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion CEF in Kingston, Ontario

Ø  Number 59087 (temporary number 733)

Ø  Next of kin given as Ellen Bradley, wife, 147 Le Breton St., Ottawa, Ontario

Ø  Previous occupation given as Labourer

Ø  Previous military experience given as 17 years in the Rifle Brigade

Ø  Religion given as Church of England

Ø  Posted to “G” Company

o   This was later reorganized into “D” Company

The battalion trained in the Kingston area through the winter with headquarters in the Kingston Armouries


Feb 18, 1915

Admitted to the Kingston Hospital with a diagnosis that reads Infected Thigh


Feb 22, 1915

Discharged to duty from hospital


May 6, 1915

Embarked the RMS Metagama in Montreal, Quebec



May 15, 1915

Disembarked in Devonport, England and the battalion proceeded to the West Sandling Camp, near Hythe, Kent to continue training


Jun 26, 1915

Posted to the Depot Company


Aug 28, 1915

Posted to “D” Company


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St. Seiriol in Folkestone



Sep 15, 1915

Disembarked in Boulogne, France and the battalion proceeded to St. Omer


Mar 20, 1916

Granted 9 days leave


Feb 15, 1917

Attached to the 4th Canadian Infantry Brigade Headquarters for duty as an Orderly


Sep 19, 1917

Granted 10 days leave


Oct 2, 1917

Rejoined brigade headquarters from leave


Oct 20, 1918

Granted 14 days leave


Apr 1, 1919

Rejoined the 21st Battalion from duty with 4th Brigade Headquarters


Apr 3, 1919

Embarked the Western Australia in Havre

On disembarking in England, he was transferred to “P” Wing in Witley pending return to Canada


May 13, 1919

Embarked the SS Caronia in Liverpool



May 22, 1919

Disembarked in Halifax, Nova Scotia and proceeded to Kingston, Ontario by train


May 24, 1919

Private Bradley was discharged from the CEF in Kingston, Ontario

Ø  Rank on discharge Private

Ø  War Service Badge Class “A” issued number 279964

Ø  Proposed residence on discharge 23 Sophia St., Ottawa, Ontario

This was cancelled and he was Taken On Strength the Headquarters Detachment of the CASC (Canadian Army Service Corps) Motor Transport Section and proceeded to Ottawa, Ontario


Sep 14, 1919

Discharged from the CEF in Ottawa, Ontario

Ø  Rank on discharge Private

Ø  Proposed residence on discharge 23 Sophia St., Ottawa, Ontario

Following his discharge, the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medals were sent to him at 254 Cooper St., Ottawa, Ontario


Sep 27, 1919

Admitted to the Sydenham Military Hospital in Kingston with a diagnosis that reads Haemorrhoids and surgery was performed to remove the problem


Oct 18, 1919

Discharged from hospital


Richard Bradley with his wife Ellen in later years



Aug 3, 1954

Richard John Bradley died of Left Pulmonary Embolism while a patient of the Queen Mary Veterans Hospital in Montreal, Quebec and was buried in the Mount Royal Cemetery in Montreal



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