Bradbury, Harold

Harold Bradbury, Private 64098, 3rd Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died of pneumonia 24th February 1917 in Kinmel Park Hospital, North Wales, aged 36

 

EARLY LIFE

Son of Samuel and Jane Bradbury, of 37, New Hall St, Macclesfield.

 

WW1 SERVICE

Private Bradbury’s death was reported in the Macclesfield Times on 2 March 1917:

PTE H BRADBURY, ROYAL WELCH FUSILIERS – We regret to state that Private Harold Bradbury, of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, son of Mr Samuel Bradbury, 37 Newhall Street, Macclesfield, died in hospital at Kinmel Park, North Wales, on Saturday, from pneumonia. Pte Bradbury was a native of Macclesfield and 36 years of age. He was educated at Christ Church Day School and attended the Parish Church, being a member of the Young Men’s Bible Class and Institute. He was formerly employed at the Hovis [Works] as a packer. Private Bradbury joined the Army only six weeks ago, and after being in training at Kinmel Park for a week, contracted pneumonia. He was taken to hospital and passed away… His mother and sister were present just before he died.

The deceased soldier has three brothers serving with the colours – Cyclist Ernest, East Lancs Regt (now in training at Colchester); Private Herbert of the Border Regt (in training in England); and  Lance-Corporal Norman, of the South Lancs Regt… [who] is in a London hospital suffering from a wound received in action in France. A brother-in-law, Private C Davenport, is with the Cheshires in France. The funeral took place at the Cemetery on Thursday afternoon, the Rev H E Stevens officiating.

 

 

COMMEMORATION

Private Harold Bradbury is buried in grave ref. Z. 19040 in Macclesfield Cemetery. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission holds casualty details for Private Harold Bradbury.

In Macclesfield, Private Harold Bradbury is commemorated on the Park GreenTown Hall, St Michael’s Church and Christ Church School war memorials.

 

SOURCES

Commonwealth War Graves Commission website
Macclesfield Times: 2 March 1917, 23 September 1921 (photo supplement)


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