John Henry Heathcote Bradley

View John Henry Heathcote on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website
Service number:
86421
Rank:
Rifleman
Service:
West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own)
Origin:
Date of birth:
1899
Date of death:
21 November 1918
Age at Death:
19
BRADLEY John Henry Heathcote

Known information

John Henry Heathcote Bradley was at Oakham School from 1913 to 1918. He was the son of Cuthbert and Lucy Bradley, of The Lodge, Folkingham, Lincolnshire. After leaving school, he joined the 1st/7th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own) as a Rifleman in the final stages of the First World War. He died on 21 November 1918, ten days after the Armistice, probably from 'flu, without having served abroad. He was 18. John is buried in the churchyard of St Andrew’s Church, Folkingham and is on the war memorial at Oakham School.

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Born 1900, a Lincolnshire boy.He was called up and his gravestone (photo attached) reports that he was killed in Ireland on 21st November 1918.BUT the evidence is that he died of influenza, never having left the barracks in York.
By BN on Tuesday 17th June '14 at 2:19pm
J.H.H.Bradley grave
By BN on Tuesday 17th June '14 at 2:22pm
Bradley Grave
By BN on Wednesday 18th June '14 at 10:06am
 

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