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135264   Private Alexander Bradley
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Dated added: 10/01/2016   Last updated: 21/04/2017
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 60th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Canadian Army)
Date Of Birth: 16/08/1871
Died: 16/09/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 45
Summary      
Alexander Bradley was born on 16th August 1871 in Tobermore, according to his attestation papers. Alex had been with the Londonderry Artillery for two years. He also spent two years with the 61st Imperial Yeomanry. Prior to enlisting, Alex worked as a miner. He was living at 402 Church Street, Toronto. Alexander Bradley enlisted in July 1915. Private Alexander Bradley was reported wounded, missing and officially confirmed as killed in action on 16th September 1916. He was 45 years old.
Further Information
Alexander Bradley was born on 16th August 1871 in Tobermore, according to his attestation papers.
Alex had been with the Londonderry Artillery for two years. He also spent two years with the 61st Imperial Yeomanry
Alex Bradley emigrated to Toronto, Canada around 1913.
Prior to enlisting, Alex worked as a miner. He was living at 402 Church Street, Toronto.
Alexander Bradley enlisted with the 74th Battalion on 28th July 1915 in Toronto. He gave his next of kin as his brother, Samuel Bradley, who was living at 65 St Rouleaux, Heyburn on Tyne, England.
Private Bradley went overseas with a reinforcing draft in July 1915.
Private Bradley was admitted to hospital for a month on 18th December 1915. He returned his unit in April 1916.
He was transferred to the 60th Battalion on 6th June 1916.
Private Alexander Bradley was reported wounded, missing and officially confirmed as killed in action on 16th September 1916. He was 45 years old.
The Canadian Circumstances of Death Register records that Private Bradley was last seen during an attack near Courcelette on the evening of 16th September 1916. He had been wounded. Since then no information had been received concerning him.
From the Toronto Star dated 4th January 1917: Now believed killed
Private Alex Bradley, who formerly lived at 402 Church Street, is today reported missing and believed killed in action. Private Bradley was 44 years of age when he enlisted in the 74th Battalion. He went overseas with a reinforcing draft in July 1915. Before coming to Toronto, where he had lived for three years, he had also served with the Imperial forces. He was reported wounded in October. A brother lives at Heyburn-on-Tyne.
Private Alexander Bradley has no known grave and is commemorated on the Vimy Memorial near Arras in France.
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Relevant Magherafelt Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Tobermore area Tobermore Born Tobermore area 54.811500 -6.707951
References and Links
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1 Canadian Great War Project Details of Private Alexander Bradley
2 Canadian Virtual War Memorial Details of Private Alexander Bradley
3 Circumstances of Death Registers Details of Private Alexander Bradley's death
4 Private Alexander Bradley Canadian Military documents (50 no.)
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